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.
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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…
Under the terms of its agreement with the federal government, Arkansas’s work requirement for certain Medicaid beneficiaries requires the state to commission an independent evaluation to measure whether the policy is meeting its goals. But as of Nov. 1,…
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“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."
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.
But the DHS says changes won't reduce access to care.
Governor Hutchinson announced Wednesday that 4,353 Arkansans have lost health care coverage for the remainder of 2018 due to three months of noncompliance with the state’s first-of-its-kind Medicaid work requirement. Those beneficiaries are now locked out of the Arkansas…
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