Wrapped in red tape According toKFF, while six in ten Medicaid enrollees are working, the workrequirements pose other barriers—such as the reporting element.(Image: Shutterstock)

A work requirement for Medicaid enrollees inArkansas has led to nearly 17,000 people losing health insurancecoverage, according to a lawsuit filed in December.

Arkansas is one of four states (along with Indiana, Kentucky,and New Hampshire) that have been grated waivers by the Centers for Medicare andMedicaid Services (CMS) for work requirements in Medicaid expansionplans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Seven other states arecurrently seeking similar work requirements.

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