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Correction: Anna Strong is the health-care policy director for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Her first name was incorrect in this article.

Drug testing of Medicaid recipients has surfaced as a potential ingredient for a deal expanding the state’s $5 billion program by 250,000 people, but both Republicans and Democrats say tests should be used to steer abusers into treatment — not off the rolls.

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Arkansas, Pages 15 on 12/02/2012

Print Headline: Merit is seen for Medicaid drug test

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  • Jackabbott
    December 2, 2012 at 9:04 a.m.

    There is no known cure for drug or alcohol addiction. Only the providers of the so-called "miracle" cures i.e. snake oil folks make money on this the rest is a scam.
    A financial cap needs to be placed on this piece(maybe all of Medicad) because if we are going to reward people financially for bad behavior then there is not enough money in Arkansas for that.