Briefs & Reports

What’s Next for Medicaid Expansion Waivers After GAO Findings on Arkansas?

In a stinging report, the Government Accountability Office found that HHS “did not ensure budget neutrality” when it approved Arkansas’s Medicaid expansion waiver – which provides premium assistance to Medicaid expansion beneficiaries so they can purchase health insurance coverage from managed care plans on the state’s exchange. 

In a recent question and answer session, HMA Managing Principal Joan Henneberry and Senior Consultant Cathy Rudd discuss the implications of this finding.