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Special Report: Starting in Arkansas, Trump-era Medicaid rules alter healthcare landscape

Reuters  |  EARLE, Arkansas 

By Yasmeen AbutalebEARLE, Arkansas (Reuters) - Gregory Tyrone Bryant left his last stable job at a meatpacking factory to fight a cocaine addiction eight years ago. When he returned to the workforce a year later, his options were limited: mostly temporary jobs without healthcare benefits.Since 2014, he's relied on medical coverage offered under Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program for low-income households. It proved essential last June when he needed surgery to replace his right knee, and covers costly prescriptions for acid reflux and high blood pressure medicines.Bryant, 48, had been out of ...

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 16:58 IST