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News Story (Arkansas)

Jacob Rosenberg
Arkansas Times
October 11, 2017
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR)


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Some 4,000 disabled and elderly Arkansans who rely on a Medicaid waiver program to receive in-home services have seen their benefits cut by the state Department of Human Services due to an unannounced rule change.

The waiver provides attendant care, where someone helps a patient dress, bathe, eat and take medication. This in-home care allows elderly and disabled Medicaid recipients to avoid going to a nursing home for care.