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Arkansas Works Amendment

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Aug 1st 2017 3:04 pm Response: #232101 Dear Secretary Price: Thank you for the opportunity to Comment on the Arkansas 1115 Waiver Amended Application. We appreciate the intention of Arkansas Works to emphasize personal responsibility, promote work, and enhance program integrity. Our greatest concerns with the Arkansas Works 1115 Demonstration Waiver Application Amendment are 1) the elimination of retroactive eligibility and 2) the 100 percent of the federal poverty level (including the 5 percent disregard) enrollment cap for the expansion population. RECOMMENDATIONS • We propose that the application process be adjusted to allow for 90-days retroactive coverage from submission of application (as it is in current law - 42 U.S.C. §1396(a)(34)), allowing for provider reimbursement during the 90-day period prior to application if an applicant has medical bills during the current month or prior period. • We propose that the income limit be sustained at 138 percent of the federal poverty level, as required in TITLE II; Subtitle A; SEC. 2001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be considered Medicaid “expansion” and, therefore, eligible for enhanced federal funding. Attached is a detailed explanation supporting our recommendations.
Aug 2nd 2017 1:44 pm Response: #269233 Attached please find comments from AARP on the Arkansas Works 1115 Demonstration Waiver amendment. We urge CMS to consider AARP's comments as you review this waiver amendment. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Rhonda Richards

Rhonda Richards
Senior Legislative Representative
Federal Health and Family Team
Government Affairs
AARP
601 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20049
rrichards@aarp.org
Aug 9th 2017 7:42 pm Response: #310233 Please see attached comments from the American Heart Association.
Aug 10th 2017 8:57 am Response: #310245 The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation respectfully submits the attached comments.
Aug 10th 2017 9:28 am Response: #310253 Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families respectfully submits the attached comments.
Aug 10th 2017 1:16 pm Response: #310257 Attached please find a comment letter regarding this waiver from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Aug 10th 2017 2:38 pm Response: #310261 Attached below are comments from the National Health Law Program on Arkansas's proposed amendmnets to its Arkansas Works demonstration.
Aug 10th 2017 2:51 pm Response: #310265 The American Diabetes Association respectfully submits the attached comments.
Aug 10th 2017 7:27 pm Response: #310281 Please see the attached comments.