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Arkansas’ Harsh Medicaid Work Requirement Jeopardizes Recent Progress


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Arkansas’ Harsh Medicaid Work Requirement Jeopardizes Recent Progress

Judith Solomon

The Trump Administration’s approval today of Arkansas’ harsh work requirement in Medicaid will likely set back the state’s considerable progress under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in increasing coverage and improving access to care, health, and financial stability for low-income Arkansans (see first chart).