The AR Legislative session has been going on a few weeks. They will be making important decisions that affect us. Here are some resources to help you stay up-to-date no matter where you live.
See the bills that have been filed:
The boxes are check for 2019. Just click Submit to see the latest list.
See today’s calendar to decide which committees you want to watch.
Public Health, Welfare, & Labor are committees for both Senate and House that discuss bills that affect Medicaid. Each meeting has an agenda, so you can see if the bill you care about is on the list for today.
Watch what’s going on right now:
Watch previous sessions and committees:
Bills travel to different committees, to the House, and Senate before they hit the Governor’s desk. You might want to go back to see how your legislators voted or if they discussed your concerns in the meetings.
The news isn’t good for Arkansas Works. Reports are showing that over 18,000 people have lost coverage so far.
Check out the whole story.
People have to work or report some exemption as a reason that they can’t work, like if they have a disability or a kid at home. If they don’t report 80 hours of work a month, for 3 months in a year, they get kicked off.
What do you think about this? Let us know!
If you have lost coverage, you can contact Legal Aid of Arkansas for help! Call 870-732-6370 ext 2206.
The 2 graphics below are of a letter that is going out to ARWorks beneficiaries who had their coverage closed last week. It contains options for them going forward.
Also, DHS posted many of their notices and letters that have gone out here: https://ardhs.sharepointsite.net/ARWorks/Notice_Samples/Forms/AllItems.aspx