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Expanded-Medicaid rolls shrink in June

State cites error canceling coverage for 4,798; payments to insurers still falling

Posted: July 11, 2014 at 2:37 a.m.

The number of Arkansans approved for coverage under the state's expanded Medicaid program fell slightly in June, largely as a result of the state canceling coverage for almost 4,800 people after officials learned the enrollees' eligibility had not been verified, a spokesman for the state Department of Human Services said Thursday.

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