Work rule 'works' in first month report; 26 percent flunk | Arkansas Blog

Friday, July 13, 2018

Work rule 'works' in first month report; 26 percent flunk

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 4:08 PM

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As anticipated thousands failed to report sufficient hours to qualify for eligibility for Medicaid coverage under the work rule put in place at the beginning of June. About 26 percent of those covered didn't satisfy the reporting requirement.

It takes three months of noncompliance to lose coverage (for the rest of the year), but the program is off to a bang-up start for those who hope it will trim spending on health coverage.

A court has struck down a work rule in Kentucky. There's still some thought a legal challenge could be in the offing in Arkansas. In the meanwhile, DHS has provided numbers on the first month's experience.

Remember that many of those who didn't report might not have been able to figure out the online-only reporting system in one of the least computer-ready states in the country.
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