Tagged: medicaid

A Look at Medicaid Proposals Before Arkansas Lawmakers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/3/2016 1:31 pm

When Arkansas lawmakers return to the Capitol this week, they'll decide whether more than 250,000 people should keep their subsidized health insurance and whether private firms should manage some Medicaid services.

Asa Hutchinson Controls Agenda, Little Else in Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/3/2016 1:28 pm

Pitching his hybrid Medicaid expansion and managed care proposals, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson controls the agenda as lawmakers head back to the Capitol for this week's special session. That may be the only part where he has control.

Hutchinson Pledges to Cut Waiting List for Disabled in Half

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/30/2016 2:01 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the savings he's projecting from his proposal to shift some Medicaid services to private firms will cut the state's waiting list for developmentally disabled in half.

Task Force Backs 'Arkansas Works,' Split Over Managed Care

by Associated Press 3/7/2016 5:08 pm

A panel endorses the governor's plan to keep Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion, but it deadlocked on his proposal to have private firms manage services for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.

Health Task Force Meeting Could Bring Clarity on Managed Care in State (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 3/3/2016 10:10 am

Erika Gee previews Monday's meeting of the Health Care Reform Legislative Task Force, which will vote on recommendations for legislation to implement Arkansas Works.

Arkansas Primary Wins Boost Hopes for Medicaid Plan Passage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/2/2016 5:15 pm

Victories by several Republican lawmakers who had faced criticism over their support of Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion raised hopes among legislative leaders and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday that they'll succeed in keeping the expanded coverage next month.

Kentucky, Arkansas Top Coverage Gains as GOP Looks to Remake Medicaid

by Associated Press 2/4/2016 7:07 am

As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to remake Kentucky's Medicaid program, a new national survey shows what's at stake: gains in insurance coverage matched only by one other state.

‘Free’ Federal Money Costs Arkansas (Eric Fruits and Dan Greenberg Commentary)

by Eric Fruits and Dan Greenberg 12/21/2015 12:00 am

With the 2016 election right around the corner, the candidates are searching for wedge issues to appeal to large swaths of the electorate. Medicaid expansion, especially in Arkansas and other states that have already broadened the federal program, is proving to be a major sticking point.

Hutchinson Urges New Restrictions on Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/8/2015 5:20 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants lawmakers to look at a restriction on assets, a cap on lifetime benefits and other new limits if the state keeps its hybrid Medicaid expansion.

Arkansas Health Task Force Nearing Recommendations

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 11/24/2015 12:42 pm

A legislative task force looking at the future of Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid program is nearing a deadline for recommendations.

Arkansas Asks Judge to Not Expand Planned Parenthood Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/29/2015 4:59 pm

Arkansas officials are asking a federal judge to reject an effort to expand the lawsuit over the state terminating its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood.

Selig Backs Moving Some Medicaid Programs to Managed Care

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/20/2015 4:37 pm

Arkansas Department of Human Services Director John Selig says he supports having a private company manage some, but not all, portions of the state's Medicaid program.

Judge Gives Arkansas 2 Weeks to Respond in Medicaid Lawsuit

by Associated Press 10/14/2015 11:29 am

A federal judge is giving Arkansas two weeks to respond to an effort to expand the lawsuit challenging the state's decision to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.

By Any Other Name (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/12/2015 12:00 am

The Stephen Group has reinforced that Arkansas was smart to accept the federal Medicaid expansion money that all other Southern states but Kentucky refused.

Consultants Presenting Medicaid Study to Arkansas Task Force

by Associated Press 10/7/2015 10:45 am

The head of a consultant's group studying Arkansas' "private option" Medicaid system acknowledges its report is "in the weeds" but that it wanted to offer state lawmakers a number of plans to consider.

Planned Parenthood Asks Judge to Expand Arkansas Case

by Associated Press 10/6/2015 11:08 am

Planned Parenthood is asking a federal judge to expand a ruling that temporarily blocked Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid payments for three patients.

Arkansas to Appeal Judge's Planned Parenthood Ruling

by Associated Press 10/5/2015 10:26 am

Arkansas has filed its notice to appeal a decision from a federal judge that blocked the state from suspending Medicaid funding for three women who sued over the state's cancellation of its contract with Planned Parenthood.

Arkansas Panel Moves Closer to Medicaid Proposals (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/5/2015 7:05 am

A report to lawmakers on Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion won't resolve the muddied future of the program, but it could at least provide clarity on the options the Legislature faces, and how difficult finding consensus will be.

Judge: Arkansas Must Fund Some Planned Parenthood Benefits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/2/2015 3:31 pm

A federal judge says Arkansas must continue its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood while she weighs a lawsuit challenging the state's decision to cut off funding over secretly recorded videos by an anti-abortion group.

Arkansas Asks Judge to OK Planned Parenthood Defunding

by Associated Press 10/1/2015 10:49 am

Arkansas is asking a judge to deny a bid to continue blocking the state's efforts to terminate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.