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Private-option tab at $496 per client

Cost $18 higher than monthly cap

Posted: April 18, 2014 at 3:17 a.m.

Arkansas Medicaid Director Andy Allison (right) said that he still expects the Medicaid program to meet its goal of keeping costs low by fostering competition among private insurance companies.

The cost of providing coverage to Medicaid recipients under Arkansas’ so-called private option has continued to rise, with the state paying insurance companies just over $490 per client in premiums and cost-sharing subsidies this month.

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