Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a waiver for the state of Arkansas which adds both premium and work requirements for enrollees. The American Association on Health and Disability (lead partner for the NDNRC) has serious concerns with adding work requirements to the Medicaid program and our partners in our enrollment outreach project, Community Catalyst, has written a blog post explaining some of the concerns with these added work requirements. The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) has also authored several fact sheets and resources explaining the harmful effects that this Arkansas waiver could have. They can be found at the links below:
- HHS Approves Harmful Section 1115 Waiver Project in Arkansas – Including Work Requirements with Lockouts
- HHS Approves Sec. 1115 Waiver in Arkansas: Effects on People with Disabilities
- Arkansas’s Sec. 1115 Medicaid Waiver & Its Impact on Health Equity
- Arkansas Waiver Program and Its Adverse Impact on Reproductive Health Services
NHeLP also has a helpful chart tracking what all states are doing related to waivers on work requirements and other issues.