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The first study of Arkansas’ first-in-the-nation Medicaid work requirements was released this week, and it shows that they’ve kicked people off the program — but failed to increase, as its proponents claimed, the number of people working.

The study’s authors reported in the New England Journal of Medicine “significant losses in health insurance coverage in the policy’s initial six months but no significant change in employment,” and found that “thousands of individuals lost coverage, even though more than 95% of the target population appeared to meet the requirements or qualify for an exemption.”

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