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Ross Whipple Family Gives $1.5M to Arkansas Children's Hospital

Ross Whipple Family Gives $1.5M to Arkansas Children's Hospital
Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

Arkansas Children's Hospital says it has received $1.5 million to help fund an endowed chair dedicated to research.
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UA Gets $1M Grant for Nursing Education

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville received a $1 million federal grant for a program to increase the number of advanced practice nurses.
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Medicaid Enrollment Surges, Stirs Worry About State Budgets

More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.
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