U.S. Approves Medicaid Work Rule for Arkansas

On Monday, the nation’s top Medicaid official traveled to Little Rock to announce federal approval of a measure long sought by Governor Hutchinson: a work requirement for beneficiaries of Arkansas Works, the program providing health insurance to 285,000 low-income Arkansans under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.

Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said CMS had not yet made a decision on another major change Arkansas wants to implement.

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