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Arkansas mental health provider announces layoffs

 

January 25, 2019



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A nonprofit mental health provider in Arkansas has announced plans to lay off more than 10 percent of its staff because of financial losses, which mental health advocates fear will limit access to important resources.

Youth Home Inc. CEO David Napier said Wednesday that 31 of 227 employees will be laid off by March 1, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Youth Home provides a variety of services, including residential and outpatient treatment.

A rate freeze on some Medicaid reimbursements has made the organization's financial situation difficult, Napier said.

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