Tagged: kathleen sebelius

Arkansas GOP Lawmakers Vent Concerns on Health Law

by Associated Press 10/28/2013 11:42 am

Arkansas' Republican U.S. House members and senator are venting concerns about the federal health care law's implementation in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Groups Trying to Make Hospital Prices Clear

by Mark Friedman 9/16/2013 12:00 am

In order to help patients comparison shop for health care procedures, hospitals are being pushed to be clearer about pricing.

Moody's: Expanding Health Insurance 'Credit Positive' for Arkansas Hospitals

by Lance Turner 4/25/2013 10:09 am

A credit outlook report by Moody's Investor Service says the state Legislature's move to expand health insurance in Arkansas through the "private option" is good for the state's hospitals.

Gov. Mike Beebe to Sign Medicaid Bill Monday

by Associated Press 4/18/2013 2:32 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe will sign legislation next week that authorizes Arkansas to accept federal Medicaid funds and use them to buy private insurance for low-income residents.

Let’s Avoid Snatching Defeat From Victory (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/4/2013 12:00 am

The decision by Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius “is the first publicly announced expansion deal in the nation that would allow all of those earning up to 138 percent of poverty to buy private insurance with Medicaid dollars on the exchange.” Arkansas should go along.

Arkansas Legislators Seek Details on Medicaid Deal

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/3/2013 2:05 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.

Mike Beebe to Meet with Kathleen Sebelius About Medicaid Flexibility

by Associated Press 2/21/2013 4:12 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is meeting with the Obama administration this week to see how much flexibility Arkansas may have as it decides whether to expand Medicaid's eligibility under the federal health care law.