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Arkansas Democrats, Republicans speak on Medicaid disenrollment dropping more than 400,000 recipients

Posted on AllSides October 10th, 2023
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – As of this week, Arkansas has removed 427,459 patients from Medicaid during its mandated six-month unwinding period. Disenrollment began on April 1, when the federal declaration of a coronavirus health emergency ended. While the emergency declaration was in place, states were not permitted to remove anyone from their Medicaid provisions. Department of Human Services officials stated that 53,553 recipients were disenrolled in September, the final month of the unwinding period as mandated by state law. According to a DHS spokesperson, 298,257 patients were renewed during the...

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