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New Arkansas Data Contradict Claims That Most Who Lost Medicaid Found Jobs

March 19, 2019

A large majority of the more than 18,000 Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries who lost their Medicaid coverage since the state began implementing a first-in-the-nation Medicaid work requirement in June not only haven’t found jobs, but they also probably don’t have health insurance, new state data suggest.

Those who lost their Medicaid last year could have re-enrolled effective January 1, but...

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Arkansas Medicaid Beneficiaries Struggling With Reporting Requirement as More Face Work Requirement

February 19, 2019

Arkansas imposed its Medicaid work requirement on 40,000 more beneficiaries in January as it began adding 19- to 29-year-olds to those who must report at least 80 hours per month of work or work-like activities; until now, it applied only to those aged 30-49. That means that more than 105,000 Medicaid beneficiaries can now lose their health coverage if they don’t qualify for an exemption or...

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Fact Checking Arkansas Governor’s Claims About Jobs and Medicaid Waiver

January 28, 2019

Not only have over 18,000 Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries lost health coverage for not meeting a rigid work requirement since it took effect in June, but we also see no evidence for Governor Asa Hutchinson’s repeated claims of late that the work requirement has helped many beneficiaries...

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Medicaid Coverage Losses Mounting in Arkansas From Work Requirement

January 17, 2019

Another 1,232 Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries lost coverage on January 1 for not reporting at least 80 monthly hours of work or work-related activities for three months, bringing to 18,164 the number losing coverage since the state imposed its work requirement last June.

Even under its rigid requirement, the state didn’t have to take coverage away from this latest group. Under Arkansas’...

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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

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