State's spending for Medicaid up


Photographs by Janelle Jessen

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is shown in this photo.

Driven by enrollment that surged past expectations, spending on Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program grew by almost 24 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30, surpassing what state officials initially projected by about $200 million.


Graphs showing Medicaid spending increases. + Enlarge

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