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Changes to Arkansas' Medicaid expansion program seen to save $356M

Income cutoff, work requirement touted as state awaits U.S. waiver

By Andy Davis

This article was originally published March 4, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated March 5, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Proposed changes to Arkansas' Medicaid expansion program would reduce its cost by more than $356 million in the fiscal year that starts July 1, according to state Department of Human Services estimates.

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TimberTopper says... March 4, 2018 at 7:45 a.m.

Smart! As a result there will be more hospital closings, because of none payments for medical care, or you will see the price of medical care rise to cover the expenses of those unable to pay. The end result being insurance premium increases for everyone else in the state. Asa, don't run scared from the gun goddess!

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skeptic1 says... March 4, 2018 at 11:23 a.m.

And he gave DCFS millions more on top of the millions upon millions it receives in Title IV-E money being robbed from Social Security. Yep, let's keep up the unconstitutional snatching of children from poor parents that can't fight back to feed the backdoor baby shopping mill while children truly being abused are left to fend for themselves. When is the media and ACLU going to expose that and do something about it?

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Goad says... March 4, 2018 at 11:25 a.m.

One big cost shift. Pitch them off Medicaid and shift the cost to hospitals and Arkies who will pay increased charges for ER and ins. coverage. Only true savings will be thru limiting care. That will cost even more down the road. Manage the program & let Feds pay 94% of cost instead of Arkies. You have program moving in the right direction.

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