Arkansas lawmakers approve overhaul of Medicaid expansion

Arkansas lawmakers approve overhaul of Medicaid expansion
(Source: ABC/NBC)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have sent to Gov. Asa Hutchinson legislation to overhaul the state’s Medicaid expansion by encouraging work by recipients rather than requiring it.

The House on Tuesday voted 64-34 for the measure and sent it to the governor for approval.

Hutchinson unveiled the proposed changes earlier this month after the state’s Medicaid work requirement was blocked by federal courts and President Joe Biden’s administration.

The federal government must still approve the overhaul; the state Department of Human Services plans to submit its proposal by July.

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