4,000 More Lose Medicaid Coverage Under Arkansas Work Requirements

October 18, 2018

By Jessie Hellmann

More than 4,000 people lost their Medicaid benefits in Arkansas this month for not complying with the state's new work requirements.

According to numbers released by the state on Monday, 4,109 Medicaid beneficiaries were removed from the program in October.

Under the Arkansas program, beneficiaries subject to the requirement who don't meet it for three months in one year lose their benefits.

Arkansas removed 4,353 individuals from the Medicaid program last month, bringing the total number of people who have lost coverage under the state's new work requirements program to nearly 8,500.

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