Tagged: arkansas department of human services

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

by Jan Cottingham 4/7/2014 12:00 am

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor. But the Republican lawmaker from North Little Rock saw an opportunity and took it, and what began as an old-fashioned political horse trade — you get my vote, I get something for my constituents — appears likely to evolve into a governor-backed legislative package that next year will seek to transform workforce training in Arkansas.

Davy Carter Expects Private Option Funding Will Be Approved

by Mark Friedman 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Davy Carter, speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives, said he thinks legislators will hold their noses and vote to continue funding the “private option” Medicaid expansion during the fiscal session that begins Feb. 10.

Hospitals Fear Proposed Medicaid Change Could Be Costly

by Mark Friedman 8/12/2013 12:00 am

The Arkansas Hospital Association fears an Arkansas Medicaid policy proposal could cost hospitals much more than the $11 million estimate from the Department of Human Services.

Medicaid Formula ‘Transformed' Nursing Homes

by Gwen Moritz 4/8/2013 12:00 am

Three quarters of Arkansas' nursing homes were profitable in the fiscal year that ended in June 2012, a testament to the Medicaid formula developed in 2001 to reimburse the actual cost of patient care.

Medicaid Expansion In Arkansas Worth Serious Consideration

by John Selig 9/10/2012 12:00 am

One of the biggest impacts of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act is to give states the option of offering Medicaid coverage to those with the lowest incomes. In Arkansas, that would mean providing much-needed access to care for about 250,000 mostly working adults.