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Federal panel calls for pause on Arkansas Medicaid rule


November 9, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal advisory panel is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing the state's Medicaid work requirement, amid concerns that some recipients may not have access to the internet that they need to report their work hours to the state.

Arkansas in June became the first state to implement a Medicaid work requirement after President Donald Trump's administration said it would allow states to require people on its Medicaid expansion programs to work or volunteer. More than 8,400 Arkansas residents lost their c...

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