Arkansas Medicaid work requirement approved

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The Trump administration has approved Arkansas’ request to impose work requirements on those receiving Medicaid.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved a Medicaid waiver that included a requirement for recipients to work, or participate in job training or job search activities for 80 hours a month.

Seema Verma, the director of the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, made the announcement this morning in Little Rock with Governor Asa Hutchinson. 

Arkansas can begin implementing the work requirements June 1, making them the first state to do so. If a person fails to meet the requirements for three months, he or she will lose coverage for the rest of that calendar year.

Click here for more information on the waiver. 

Click here for the announcement. 

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