September 19, 2018

State News

Arkansas drops 4,300 from Medicaid plan

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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Arkansas official: Inmate deaths 'unacceptable anomaly'

LITTLE ROCK -- An Arkansas prison spokesman told lawmakers Tuesday the deaths of five inmates at a maximum-security facility from suspected drug overdoses last week were an "unacceptable anomaly," but that correction officials have been working to reduce incidents involving a synthetic marijuana compound linked to the deaths.

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