Arkansas Governor Seeks New Restrictions On Medicaid Plan

The Olympian

By: Andrew Demillo

With Republicans repealing the Affordable Care Act, Arkansas would be removing approximately 60,000 people from its hybrid Medicaid expansion. This will definitively put Arkansas at risk, and Joan Alker and Marquita Little, from CCF and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, respectively, are very concerned about the future for this state.

“I think Arkansas is uniquely at risk here,” said Joan Alker, executive director for the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University.

“I do think it’s a realistic concern that we could be requesting some changes or asking for some things that could put us in a more challenging position in the future,” said Marquita Little, health policy director for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

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