MACPAC Alarmed By Initial Data On Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements

By James Romoser / September 14, 2018 at 2:55 PM
Congressional Medicaid advisers expressed dismay Thursday (Sept. 13) at early numbers out of Arkansas showing low compliance rates with and significant coverage losses as a result of the state’s new Medicaid work requirements. Members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission urged the commission to convey their concerns to CMS, and a few suggested the early numbers are so worrisome that the agency should force the state to put the work requirements on hold. “It’s my sense that...

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