medicaid work requirement

Bruno Showers, senior policy analyst for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, speaks against House Bill 1196 before the Senate City, County and Local Affairs Committee on Feb. 16, 2023. (Tess Vrbin/Arkansas Advocate)

Proposed work requirement for federal housing assistance advances in Arkansas Senate

BY: - February 16, 2023

The full Arkansas Senate next week will consider a proposed law that would require able-bodied adults to work or volunteer part-time to receive federal housing assistance. House Bill 1196 passed the Senate City, County and Local Affairs Committee with no dissent Thursday. Able-bodied adults between the ages 19 and 64 would have to work or […]

Sanders: Arkansas will seek federal OK for new Medicaid work requirement

BY: - February 15, 2023

This story was updated at 10:40 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2023. Arkansas is seeking a waiver from the federal government in order to require adult Medicaid recipients to work, volunteer, go to school or receive workforce training in order to receive certain health care coverage, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Human Services Secretary Kristi Putnam […]

The Arkansas Department of Human Services building on Main Street in downtown Little Rock. (Photo by John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Arkansas Human Services nominee called quick learner, “unflappable” leader

BY: - January 10, 2023

Kristi Putnam entered Kentucky state government in 2016 as an executive assistant in the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services, but she was really “an ambassador without a portfolio,” Kentucky Youth Advocates executive director Terry Brooks said. “It was one of those [roles] where you knew she was brought in to sort of be […]