HHS Approves Harmful Section 1115 Waiver Project in Arkansas

Executive Summary

Trump’s HHS is pushing states like Arkansas to alter their Medicaid programs in legally suspect ways, such as adding work requirement programs in order for low-income individuals and families to access health care. The Arkansas waiver project also locks people out if they are unable to document in specific ways their efforts to find and keep work. National Health Law Program Senior Policy Analyst David Machledt, writes in this fact sheet, that the Arkansas waiver scheme  adds “a bundle of red-tape mandates,” but fails to provide “no added resources to create new employment opportunities or increase support for job training, education, or affordable childcare.”

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