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State Medicaid budget passes House on second try

The Arkansas House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill to fund the state's Medicaid program on Tuesday, completing legislative action on the appropriation and handing a victory to Governor Hutchinson.

Federal judge blocks Medicaid work reporting requirement

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg on Wednesday halted Arkansas's experimental work requirement for certain Medicaid expansion beneficiaries, the only program of its kind in the country. The judge also blocked Kentucky's plans to implement a similar program.

Ruling on Medicaid work reporting requirement coming by end of March, judge says

A federal judge in the District of Columbia heard oral arguments Thursday morning in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas's work requirement for certain Medicaid expansion beneficiaries. Immediately afterward, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg heard arguments in a related suit over Kentucky's efforts to implement a similar policy.

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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