Benefits-link cited as mire for Medicaid

Disability costs now 51% of state’s program growth

Posted: February 3, 2013 at 4:36 a.m.

Physically and mentally disabled Arkansans receiving federal disability benefits drove the state’s ballooning Medicaid costs over the past five years.

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