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Arkansas Facing $138 Million Shortfall in Medicaid Funding

By: Wayne Powell
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A week after Republicans won control of the state legislature, officials with the Arkansas Department of Human Services are saying they will have to make significant cuts to the state’s Medicaid program or it will run into a $138 million shortfall.

John Selig, the department’s director, detailed proposed cuts to make up for 2013’s funding gap.  Alternatively, Governor Mike Beebe is proposing increasing state funding by $90 million and using another $70 million from the state’s budget surplus to close the gap.

judy brown - 11/14/2012 7:42:06 AM
i have a comment.. i would like t know why medicaid is given freefalling to senior people that actually use the system.. every little scratch this particular person is in the doctors office.. if someone says they dont feel wel.. she is feeling worse.. there should be some sort of limit. she has medicaid, medicare, and still can pay for 4 persons life insuracce. if she can do that then she needs to be limited..nothing like using the system..
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