Arkansas Works, the state’s updated version of Medicaid expansion that covers more than 280,000 people, goes live this summer. Arkansas’ expansion, once called the private option, has been in place since 2013. This March, the Trump administration approved new work requirement rules proposed by the state. The work requirement for the first group of Arkansas Works clients goes live June 1.
Arkansas Works provides health insurance to people below 138 percent of federal poverty level.