Arkansas’s Sec. 1115 Medicaid Waiver & Its Impact on Health Equity

Executive Summary

The so-called “Arkansas Works” Medicaid waiver scheme recently approved by Trump’s HHS is not only legally suspect,  but will disproportionally harm people of color who need health care the most — these are groups of people who have long been discriminated against in the health care system. The National Health Law Program’s Mara Youdelman and Rachel Holtzman explain how the Arkansas Medicaid work requirement will cut off Medicaid to women, Blacks, Hispanics, nonelderly Asians and Native Americans.

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