Tagged: andy allison

Arkansas Officials: No Limit on Halting Private Option

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/5/2014 07:08 am

The federal government cannot prevent Arkansas from ending a compromise Medicaid expansion that was approved last year and now is at risk of being defunded, state Human Services officials told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Private Option Supporters Walk Fine Line (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/26/2014 08:54 am

Supporters of Arkansas' "private option" Medicaid expansion are walking a fine line as they assess the future of the program before this year's legislative session. They don't want to understate the danger it faces of being defunded, but they don't want to declare it dead just yet.

At Symposium, Employers Told to Budget Now for Health Care Reform

by Lance Turner 8/21/2013 04:32 pm

Employers should assess their business quickly to determine a plan of action that minimizes risk as they face looming health care reforms that are already taking place, according to speakers at Wednesday's Arkansas Business Health Care Symposium.

Update: New Estimates Released on Arkansas Medicaid Private Option

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 3/19/2013 07:05 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services has released new cost estimates for a plan that would use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for newly eligible recipients.

For Your Information (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/11/2013 12:00 am

Expanding insurance coverage to the working poor through the new health care exchange rather than through the traditional Medicaid program is a good idea, as long Arkansas still receives the hundreds of millions of dollars offered by the federal government.