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Work requirement for Arkansas Medicaid recipients rejected

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on March 6, 2017, presenting his proposed changes to the state's Medicaid-expansion program, which included the addition of a work requirement.
MICHAEL HIBBLEN
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KUAR NEWS
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on March 6, 2017, presenting his proposed changes to the state's Medicaid-expansion program, which included the addition of a work requirement.

On Friday, a U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. unanimously ruled against the Trump administration’s approval in 2016 of an experimental Arkansas Medicaid waiver program later branded by the state as Arkansas Works.

The demonstration project required certain Medicaid enrollees to fulfill work requirements to receive medical benefits.

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Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.