LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor says he doesn't expect federal officials to approve the state's plan to lower the eligibility cap for its Medicaid expansion program anytime soon after a similar proposal was rejected last month.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Wednesday that the state hasn't received a formal denial of its proposal, which would have lowered the eligibility cap for Medicaid expansion from 138% of the federal poverty level to 100%. President Donald Trump's administration has rejected a similar partial expansion proposal from Utah.
Arkansas' proposal would have moved 60,000 people off its Medicaid expansion program.