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Asa Hutchinson: Medicaid Cancellations to Resume
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Asa Hutchinson: Medicaid Cancellations to Resume

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume its push to terminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of people, despite complaints that many being kicked off the program still qualify.
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Gov. Asa Hutchinson Says Arkansas Will Cancel Medicaid Contract with Planned Parenthood

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's ending Arkansas' Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, despite federal health officials warning other states that such a move could violate the law.
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JBU Breaks Ground on $6M Health Sciences Building

John Brown University broke ground Monday on a $6 million Health Sciences Building scheduled to be complete by fall 2016.
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UAMS To Use $10.5M for Cancer Therapy Research

A team of UAMS researchers led by Dr. Martin Hauer-Jensen has secured a $10.5 million grant to establish a center to study side effects of radiation and other types of cancer therapy.
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Beige Book Indicates Economic Growth in St. Louis District

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UAMS Receives $2.3M Grant for Geriatric Program

The Arkansas Geriatric Education Collaborative at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received a three-year grant of $2.3 million to provide geriatric training. read more >

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Koutroumbis Properties of Fayetteville acquired the six-unit High Point Terrace apartment complex at 922 Hughes St. in Fayetteville for $512,000. read more >

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Cardiologist Al Madani Added to Sparks Health (Movers & Shakers)

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Arkansas Officials Again Suspend Medicaid Cancellations

Arkansas officials on Friday suspended a push to terminate coverage for thousands of people on Medicaid for the second time this month after the federal government told the state to give beneficiaries more time to prove they're eligible. read more >

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