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DHS: Let Medicaid aid 2,800 disabled

Posted: August 29, 2014 at 3:28 a.m.

Enhanced Medicaid funding made available under the 2010 health care overhaul law would allow Arkansas to move 2,800 people with developmental disabilities off a waiting list for home-based services, such as help with daily living tasks, the director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services told lawmakers Thursday.

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