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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, center, talks at a news conference at the State Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, September 12, 2018, about the state's work requirement for its expanded Medicaid program. Officials said more than 4,300 people on the program lost coverage for not meeting the new work requirement. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, center, talks at a news conference at the State Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, September 12, 2018, about the state's work requirement for its expanded Medicaid program. Officials said more than 4,300 people on the program lost coverage for not meeting the new work requirement. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

Arkansas drops 4,300 from Medicaid plan

By ANDREW DeMILLO The Associated Press
This article was published September 14, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas officials said Wednesday they've removed more than 4,300 people from the state's expanded Medicaid program who didn't meet a work requirement, making them the first in the nation to be kicked off Medicaid under a rule mandating they work to keep coverage.

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