AR Choices Currently at a Standstill

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK, KNWA) — Around Arkansas, the program AR Choices is at a standstill, pending a legislative decision.

A committee met this week to discuss whether or not the program should continue with the current algorithm.

That formula determines how many hours of home-based care an individual needs based on the categories they fall in.

Some clients who rely on the program voiced their concerns at that meeting and emphasized the impact in the cut of hours.

“You need at least hours a day, that’s the bare minimum. We’re not asking for 24/7 care, we’re just asking for the bare minimum, that’s just a third of the day is all we’re asking for,” said Bradley Ledgerwood, client.

The committee did recommend against approving the continuation of the current algorithm.

There are still two meetings planned before a final decision is made.

Until then, the current program is on a hold.

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