Medicaid costs top projections

Vision, dental benefits cited

Posted: March 28, 2014 at 2:57 a.m.

Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson (left) and state Medicaid Director Andy Allison answer questions Thursday afternoon for a legislative committee about implementing the private-option plan.

Health-care plans that offer adult vision and dental benefits are one reason costs for Arkansas’ expanded Medicaid program have been running above projections, Arkansas’ Medicaid director told lawmakers Thursday.

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