Work requirement ends coverage for 4,600 more

Almost 17,000 Arkansans have now lost their health insurance due to the state's experimental work requirement for certain low-income adult Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a monthly report released by the state Department of Human Services on Monday.

When Arkansas Works doesn’t

Red tape and a confusing website cut off health insurance for thousands of working people

Arkansas’s health insurance rates remain low, compared to neighbors

  The cost of health insurance may feel unreasonably high, but everything’s relative: Data published on Nov. 1 showed Arkansas continues to see some of the lowest premiums in the U.S., both for employer-sponsored insurance and plans purchased on the…

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Assisted living facilities warn 21.7 percent rate cut will force closures

“I’ve seen over the years just how many people have benefited from assisted living. It saved them from going to the nursing home when it wasn’t safe for them to live at home,” Riedel said. The rate cut will push “more and more people into nursing facilities that shouldn’t be there."

Work requirement drops another 4,100 Arkansans from Medicaid in October

In a report released Monday, the state Department of Human Services said it had terminated the health insurance of another 4,109 individuals due to Governor Hutchinson's work requirement for certain beneficiaries of Arkansas Works, the state's Medicaid expansion program for low-income adults. Those people are now barred from Arkansas Works until Jan. 1.

Cranford’s tainted contributions

The man in the middle of a massive public corruption probe gave money to dozens of Arkansas lawmakers.

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