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Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirement left people uninsured without boosting employment

Arkansas’ Medicaid work requirement left people uninsured without boosting employment

The Medicaid work requirement plan devised by Arkansas and approved by the Trump administration caused thousands of poor adults to lose their health coverage without generating any evidence that employment increased among the target population, a new study finds.

In fact, the work requirement had only a limited chance for success because nearly 97% of Arkansas residents subject to the mandate — those between the ages of 30 and 49 who were eligible for Medicaid — were already employed or should have been exempt from the new law, according to the study published Wednesday in the New...

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