Tagged: dr. joe thompson

Transformation Of Arkansas’ Health Care System

by Dr. Joe Thompson, ACHI/Arkansas Surgeon General 8/12/2013 12:00 am

In a little over four months major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will go into effect. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, the more than 500,000 working-age Arkansans currently without a source for paying medical expenses will be able to take advantage of the core intent of the federal law.

Better Right? Or Better Fast? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/8/2013 12:00 am

The longer the highly divisive Affordable Care Act is delayed, the likelier it is to be not completely overturned but transformed by politics into an even more complex system that’s even less likely to succeed.

Improving the Arkansas Health Care System

by Dr. Joe Thompson 9/10/2012 12:00 am

Arkansas' Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson on how the Affordable Health Care Act may curb costs and provide greater access.

The Weight of the Nation Screening and Panel at Clinton Presidential Center Wednesday

by Karen Martin 4/30/2012 6:53 am

A debut screening of the new HBO series The Weight of the Nation, followed by a panel discussion on child obesity with Arkansas surgeon general Dr. Joe Thompson and others, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 2) at the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Admission is free.

Health and Human Services Secretary at Healthy Living Summit Wednesday-Thursday

by Karen Martin 9/27/2011 5:54 am

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be at the Healthy Food and Active Living Summit going on Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 28-29) at Philander Smith College in Little Rock. It's open to everyone. Admission is free.