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Re: “Work requirement bars over 4,000 from receiving Medicaid coverage

1) arknews.org appeared at the end of the Health Care article in Baxter Bulletin, but it seems arktimes.com is the correct site. 2) The quote about the cost for 4350 insurance policies Arkansans just lost as $30,000,000 is misleading because Arkansas pays 10% of this cost and the federal government pays 90%. Admittedly Arkansans pay federal tax, but I am sure our share is below the national average. 3) There are other registered reporters besides the insurance carriers; I know that the Mountain Home Christian Clinic has a registered reporter -- and would be far easier to reach. 4) It is misleading to say that 4350 out of 27,000 (or about 1/6) did not report since fewer than 1000 did report hours and the rest were exempted. The real figure is about 20% of those required to report monthly did so. 5) I am pleased to learn that the possibility exists for a "good cause" exemption and that the letter sent to the 4350 suggests that they visit a community care clinic or a federally qualified health center; however, I wish the article had listed the clinics available. 6) I personally expected poor compliance because the reporting scheme was inappropriately designed and too many of the targeted people lack transportation and even life-skills to attain the 80 required hours.

Posted by Pleez on 09/14/2018 at 9:42 PM

 

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