Medicaid drug tests get look

But aim should be help for beneficiaries, two parties agree

Posted: December 2, 2012 at 1:53 a.m.

Drug testing of Medicaid recipients has surfaced as a potential ingredient for a deal expanding the state’s $5 billion program by 250,000 people, but both Republicans and Democrats say tests should be used to steer abusers into treatment — not off the rolls.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 17 on 12/02/2012