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Disputed audit of Medicaid in Arkansas delayed

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm •  Published: February 1, 2013

The report is being finalized as Arkansas lawmakers weigh whether to expand Arkansas' Medicaid eligibility under the federal health care law. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe supports the expansion but has faced resistance from the Republican-controlled House and Senate.

GOP lawmakers have said they want to cut down on what they call fraud and waste in the program, which serves more than 776,000 people in the state. King and Hammer are both Republicans.

Beebe has said he wants the Department to address any problems raised by the audit.

"We'll wait to see what results are released and we will work with DHS to address any concerns raised by the auditors," Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample said.