Tagged: medicaid expansion

The Problem With Campaign Promises (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/29/2013 12:00 am

Campaign promises often can’t be kept, and sometimes shouldn’t be. And elected representatives need to feel free to change their minds if conditions change, as they clearly did with the Medicaid private option.

Lawmakers Hear Case for 'Private Option' Bill

by Associated Press 4/8/2013 4:51 pm

The chairman of the House Public Health Committee says a proposal to use federal Medicaid money to purchase private insurance for 250,000 low income Arkansans gives Arkansas a unique opportunity to shrink its Medicaid rolls and show other states how to reform health care.

Ray Montgomery of White County Medical Center on Fixing the Nation's Health Care System

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/8/2013 12:00 am

During Ray Montgomery’s leadership of 24 years, White County Medical Center has acquired a local hospital, built a cancer center and undergone extensive facility improvements. Montgomery has served on the board of the American Hospital Association and now serves on the board of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care.

Compromise: A Time Line (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/8/2013 12:00 am

Here's a date-by-date look at how Medicaid expansion perhaps came to Arkansas.

Arkansas Senate Approves 'Private Option' Proposal

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/5/2013 10:53 am

A proposal to use federal money to purchase private insurance for 250,000 low-income Arkansas residents passed Friday in the state Senate, advancing an idea that Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe are promoting as an alternative to expanding Medicaid enrollment.

Legislative Roundup: Big River Steel Project Close to Final Approval

by Mark Carter 4/5/2013 9:05 am

The Arkansas Senate last week gave its official blessing to the proposed $1.1 billion steel mill that Gov. Mike Beebe and state economic development officials want to see on the banks of the Mississippi River just outside Osceola.

Dan Rahn: Expanding Medicaid Critical for UAMS

by Mark Friedman 1/28/2013 12:00 am

The state Legislature’s approval of the expansion of Medicaid to the 250,000 Arkansans who aren’t on it is critical, says Dr. Dan Rahn, the chancellor of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Legislative Roundup: Session’s First Week Is Light; Medicaid Looms

by Mark Carter 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe and the state’s first Republican-controlled Legislature since the 1870s presided over a period of mostly settling in as the 89th General Assembly convened last week.

We Just Have to Say Yes on Medicaid (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/21/2013 12:00 am

In his “State of the State” address last week, Gov. Mike Beebe made a clear and logical appeal for expanding Medicaid as contemplated under Obamacare.

Mike Beebe Willing to Talk With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 1/7/2013 2:27 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe says he's willing to talk with the federal government about what flexibility Arkansas may have in expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law. He also talked about the state Supreme Court ruling on school funding and the state's minimum wage.

Expand Medicaid Redux (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/3/2012 12:00 am

To turn down hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding just because we wish it weren’t so would be beyond foolish. It would, by all accounting, end up costing the state more in the long run and would leave a quarter million of our friends and neighbors in medical limbo unnecessarily.