7/31/2014

Adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' public-private Medicaid plan would cost about $42.6 million annually, or about $20 per eligible enrollee per month, according to a report presented to state House and Senate panels. Arkansas received federal approval to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act using federal funding to subsidize private insurance for newly eligible enrollees. Centene unit Ambetter of Arkansas is providing dental and vision coverage to some new enrollees.

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