Arkansas has instituted Medicaid work requirements. A subset of Medicaid beneficiaries have to report monthly online their work or work-search or community engagement activities.
September 5th was the end of the third reporting period.
They are working as their advocates have intended.
Over 4,500 #AR #Medicaid enrollees just lost coverage. This is first cohort from June. That month, about 26,000 subject to requirement, 15,500 exempted via state data, 2,400 reported exemption leaving about 8,000 to comply. Over half now losing coverage. https://t.co/3giwZmK5bJ
— Judy Solomon (@JudyCBPP) September 6, 2018
The work requirements are paper work and administrative hassle requirements. They are roadblocks to coverage which is leading to a 50% attrition rate in a good, high employment economy.