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Deadline tonight for Arkansas Works enrollees; 8,000+ lack coverage requirement

By Andy Davis

This article was published July 5, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Thousands of Arkansas Works enrollees will be out of compliance with the program's work requirement unless they log into a state website by 9 p.m. today to report on their activities or exemption status for last month.

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RBear says... July 5, 2018 at 7:46 a.m.

Looking over this, I hope these individuals figure out the process. I don't see anything too unreasonable, but there are still a lot that haven't met the requirements of the program. My guess is several thousand will drop off tonight from the program. As it ramps up, I'm hoping DHS does some re-evaluations of the process to see why so many didn't meet the requirement.

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JakeTidmore says... July 5, 2018 at 8:07 a.m.

Proverbs 14:31 English Standard Version (ESV)
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
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Faux christians will tell you otherwise. Sadly, they make up the majority of conservatives, who are religious and political hypocrites magna cum laude, more interested in serving the powerful than in helping the poor and needy.
Though they claim to be lions, their braying voices give away their true nature.

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GeneralMac says... July 5, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Tidmore..........we taxpayers are VERY generous to ABLE BODIED people.

They still can get "freebies" but a few conditions must be met.

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Delta123 says... July 5, 2018 at 10:44 a.m.

Jake, do you really think this oppresses the poor? Seriously? Do you really think it’s ok for perfectly healthy fully able bodied people to get free government assistance (essentially forever) like this?

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NWAGrandma says... July 5, 2018 at 11:54 a.m.

Jake Tidmore, you express my thoughts exactly! How is a poor person who does not own a computer or an iPhone, lives miles from a town, perhaps takes care of a disabled family member(s) has a broken-down, very old car and lives on maybe $700 a month supposed to manage this dreadful, inhumane, yes, STUPID policy?? I'd like for all those "fine", holier-than-we-are "Christians" in the Legislature to read and re-read Matthew 25:31-46, The Judgement of the Nations: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, etc...

I think all these thoughtless, clueless, inefficient, ineffective so-called "representatives" of the people are going to be in for quite a big surprise when they meet their Maker.

If the fine "Christian" reps are going to put up difficult hurdles for these STRUGGLING people to jump over, then by golly they should have set up some easier ways for them to report in.

There are a whole bunch of mean-spirited people who need to be voted OUT of office in every upcoming election.

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GeneralMac says... July 5, 2018 at 12:02 p.m.

NWA Grandma........there is NO REASON for any ABLE BODIED person to be not working and " going hungry".

NONE !

The list of exceptions offered is a mile long and I am sure if a he is......" taking care of a disabled family member" he would keep his benefits.

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RBear says... July 5, 2018 at 12:03 p.m.

Hold on NWAGrandma. That person you describe has to have SOME sort of access to be enrolled to start with. If they can enroll, they can report. Health care insurance doesn't just come automatically. Based on the scenario you portray, most likely they have an exemption from the work/volunteer/school requirement. I have been watching to see if this will be an insurmountable requirement and quite frankly, it is not. If they can get to a doctor, they can get to a DHS office, a library, or a social organization.

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GeneralMac says... July 5, 2018 at 12:08 p.m.

RBear beat me to it.

......." If they can ENROLL, they can REPORT "

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2thepoint says... July 5, 2018 at 12:19 p.m.

NWA Grandma I am with you. There is a lot of bias and passing of judgement that does not belong in our decision making. Us and them mentality. Vote out anyone that does not care for the everyday people.

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GeneralMac says... July 5, 2018 at 12:28 p.m.

."everyday people"...........ABLE BODIED young men who receive welfare and want no restrictions attached are certainly NOT " everyday people"

Welfare bums is a better adjective.

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