More Than 4,000 Arkansans Lose Medicaid Coverage In First Round Of Disenrollments Due To Work Requirements

By James Romoser / September 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Arkansas has kicked 4,353 people off Medicaid for not complying with the state’s new work requirements -- nearly four times more than the number of beneficiaries who successfully reported to the state that they satisfied the new rules. Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said he wishes fewer beneficiaries were losing coverage, but he touted the program as “compassionate” and said the reduction in the Medicaid rolls would save the state $30 million. “I’d like to see the work and employment number...

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