With new work requirement, thousands lose Medicaid coverage in Arkansas


A major initiative of the Trump administration has been adding work requirements to benefit programs for the poor, now including Medicaid. This year, Arkansas became the first state to roll out the requirement.
Feature, Video (Arkansas)

Catherine Rampell
PBS News Hour
November 19, 2018
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Tags: Medicaid, Work Requirements

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR)


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This year, Arkansas became the first state to roll out the requirement. It — so far, it affects a small percentage of those who got Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act. But more than 12,000 people have lost their coverage for not complying, and thousands more are expected to follow suit.

More than a dozen other states have expressed intention to impose their own requirements.