Health Officials Trying to Lower C-Section Rates by Mark Friedman Posted 12/24/2012 12:00 am Arkansas health officials and hospitals are trying to lower the state's percentage of cesarean section births, which are nearly double the cost of a vaginal birth. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.