Governor: Arkansas Medicaid spending at ‘zero growth’ for first time in state history

By August 3, 2018Uncategorized

Gov. Asa Hutchinson offered a steady dose of good news concerning the state’s healthcare marketplace on Friday (Aug. 3), highlighted by new year-ending data showing Medicaid spending in Arkansas in fiscal 2018 was flat or near negative growth for the first time in recent memory.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson offered a steady dose of good news concerning the state’s healthcare marketplace on Friday (Aug. 3), highlighted by new year-ending data showing Medicaid spending in Arkansas in fiscal 2018 was flat or near negative growth for the first time in recent memory.

The year-end update by Hutchinson, with Department of Human Services Director Cindy Gillespie at his side, confirms projections by DHS in February that state Medicaid spending was more than $400 million below baseline five-year projections halfway through the administration’s government “transformation” efforts.

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