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Another 3,815 Arkansans Lost Medicaid in November Due to Rigid Work Requirement

November 16, 2018

Some 3,815 Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries lost coverage on November 1 for not reporting at least 80 hours of work or work-related activities for three months, the state reports. That brings to 12,277 the number of beneficiaries who have lost coverage since the state...

Very Few Arkansas Medicaid Beneficiaries Met Reporting Requirement in October

4,109 More Arkansans Lost Medicaid in October for Not Meeting Rigid Work Requirements

October 16, 2018

Some 4,109 Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries lost coverage on October 1 for not reporting at least 80 hours of work or work-related activities for three months, the state reports. That brings the total to 8,462 beneficiaries who have lost coverage since the state implemented its rigid work requirement. These...

Very Few Arkansas Medicaid Beneficiaries Met New Reporting Requirements in Fourth Month of Work Requirement

Over 4,300 Arkansas Beneficiaries Lost Medicaid This Month for Not Meeting Rigid Work Requirements

September 13, 2018

Over 4,300 Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries lost their coverage on September 1, likely becoming uninsured, because they didn’t report at least 80 hours of work or work-related activities for June, July, and August, the state...

Very Few Arkansas Medicaid Beneficiaries Met Reporting Requirements in Third Month of Work Requirement

Eligible Arkansas Medicaid Beneficiaries Still Struggling to Meet Rigid Work Requirements

August 21, 2018

Over 5,400 Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries have two months of non-compliance with the state’s new work requirement policy and could lose coverage as soon as the end of this month — and be locked out of Medicaid for the rest of the year — if they have one more month of non-compliance, state data for...

Very Few Arkansas Medicaid Beneficiaries Met New Reporting Requirements in Second Month of Work Requirement

Arkansas Medicaid Waiver Will Mean More Enrollees Lose Coverage

June 13, 2018

We updated this post on June 14, 2018.

As we’ve said, state Medicaid waivers that take coverage away from people who don’t work or engage in work activities for a set number of hours each month will lead to large coverage losses — even among...

Most Arkansas Medicaid Enrollees Will Struggle to Comply With Work Requirements Using Mandatory Online Portal

Medicaid Waiver Proposals Creating New Barriers to Coverage, Will Cost States Millions

May 23, 2018

Numerous states have proposed or are considering Medicaid waivers that would take coverage away from people who don’t meet rigid work requirements, pay premiums, or renew their coverage on time.  In addition to causing large numbers of people to lose coverage and...

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Coordinating Medicaid and SNAP Renewals Can Help Participants and States

February 9, 2016

About three-quarters of households receiving SNAP (formerly food stamps) in 2014 also had at least one member on Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  As our new report shows, this overlap gives states an opportunity to coordinate how people periodically...

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