Report: Arkansas Spending On Medicaid $405 Million Less Than Projected

Spending on Medicaid in Arkansas is $405 million less than baseline projections since the beginning of fiscal year 2017, half through so-called “transformation” efforts and half because of an improving economy and fewer beneficiaries.

Those facts were included in a legislatively required quarterly report by Department of Human Services Director Cindy Gillespie and Dennis Smith, special advisor on Medicaid. The two presented the report to the House and Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committees Monday.   MORE

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