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Arkansas Chamber: Not Renewing Private Option Will Cost Businesses in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 1/22/2014 04:53 pm

The Arkansas Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas is sharing a report with members today that says businesses in Arkansas will face $27 million to $40 million in tax increases if the Legislature doesn't renew the "private option."

DHS: 55K People in Arkansas Want to Sign Up for Coverage Under Private Option

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/2/2013 12:44 pm

The state Department of Human Services says more than 55,000 low-income Arkansans have said they want to sign up for coverage under a recently approved plan to use federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance.

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.

Arkansas Legislators Seek Details on Medicaid Deal

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/3/2013 02:05 pm

Republican legislators who had resisted expanding Medicaid in Arkansas say they're encouraged by a new plan that would allow funds from the federal-state program to purchase private insurance for the newly eligible, but say they need more details on how such a system would work.

Arkansas Lawmakers Seek More Details on Medicaid

by Andrew DeMillo 1/17/2013 04:39 pm

Arkansas legislative leaders said Thursday that they need more information about the flexibility the state will have if it expands Medicaid and better figures on how much of a shortfall the program faces.

In Post-Election Twist, Arkansas Republicans Consider Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/13/2012 02:09 pm

Arkansas Republicans denounced "Obamacare" during this year's election campaign and called for its repeal. But now that they've won control of the Legislature for the first time in 138 years, GOP lawmakers are considering expanding government health care in Arkansas.

John Selig: Arkansas Faces 'Significant' Medicaid Cuts Amid Shortfall

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/13/2012 06:36 pm

Arkansas would stop paying for thousands of seniors in nursing homes, eliminate an insurance program for low-income workers and cut rates for providers to fill a $138 million shortfall in the state's Medicaid program, even if lawmakers support a proposal to boost funding, an official says Tuesday.

Arkansas to Move Forward on Health Care Overhaul

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2012 03:14 pm

Arkansas officials say the state is moving forward with implementing parts of the federal health care law after an election that provided clarity on the federal level but uncertainty in the state Legislature about the political future of the controversial legislation.

The Poor Are Different From You and I (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/17/2012 12:00 am

Like it or not, health care reform isn't going away. Arkansas should make the most of it.

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.