Tagged: patient protection & affordable care act

Breathtaking Hypocrisy (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The breathtaking hypocrisy of elected Republicans when it comes to Obamacare will be the stuff of a generation of political science dissertations.

Thou Shalt Not Misrepresent (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/3/2017 12:00 am

I did not expect the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol to survive only a matter of hours before being plowed into by a car, deliberately and live on Facebook. Someone would have to be crazy to do that. Exactly.

Medicaid Cuts and the Elderly (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/3/2017 12:00 am

In their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans are proposing deep cuts to Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor.

Arkansas Hospitals Fear Changes in Medicaid, Arkansas Works

by Mark Friedman 7/3/2017 12:00 am

As the fight over health care continues in Congress, Arkansas hospital executives are worried about changes being made to Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion program known as Arkansas Works, which has saved hospitals $150 million annually in uncompensated care.

Nothing Better About Better Care Act (Amy Dunn Johnson Commentary)

by Amy Dunn Johnson 7/3/2017 12:00 am

The Better Care Reconciliation Act would be a decidedly harmful step backwards, not just for those who will lose access to health insurance, but for our entire state.

Outgoing UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn Lists the Top 7 Health Care Reforms He'd Like to See

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Dan Rahn retires as chancellor of UAMS on July 31, nearly eight years after replacing Dr. I Dodd Wilson.

An Arkansas Solution to a National Problem (Davy Carter Commentary)

by Davy Carter 6/26/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas is a shining example of what states can accomplish in health care if given enough flexibility and control over designing programs that best serve their citizens.

Time for Single Payer (Feedback)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Two of our readers take on national health care and what Americans can – and can't – live without.

Health Care Demands Push Growth of NLR’s Travel Nurse

by Jan Cottingham 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Although it barely missed making it onto this year’s list of largest private companies in Arkansas, Travel Nurse Across America appears poised to capture a spot next year as the demand for what it supplies — nurses — soars and the supply dwindles.

$1.02 Billion Keeps Baptist Health High on Largest Private Companies List

by Mark Friedman 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Baptist Health of Little Rock is benefiting from a new hospital and plans for big renovations.

Back to the Future (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/15/2017 12:00 am

President Trump’s premature exultation notwithstanding, Obamacare remains in place. It is as flawed as ever, but millions of Americans — including one in 10 Arkansans — are better off than they were without it. Senate Republicans have a rare opportunity, legislatively and politically, if they will seize it.

Lawmakers Give First OK to Removing 60K from Arkansas Works

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2017 2:38 pm

Arkansas lawmakers have given initial approval to moving 60,000 people off the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion program and to impose a work requirement on its participants.

Health Care – Right or Privilege? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The philosophical question of whether health care is something every American is entitled to or something every American must earn underlies all discussion of how best to provide it.

Asa Hutchinson Seeks New Restrictions on Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/6/2017 3:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to add a work requirement to Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion and to lower its eligibility cap — even as the future of the federal health overhaul remains unclear.

‘Nobody Knew ...’ (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The issue of health care is, as the president said, unbelievably complex and made infinitely more so by being a partisan political issue in Washington and a deeply personal issue everywhere else.

Arkansas Hospitals Pinched Following Insurance Aftermath

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Some Arkansas hospitals are feeling the fallout from Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield not receiving the premium increase it requested last fall.

All Theater, Except For... (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Tom Cotton, our junior U.S. senator, gamely faced a couple of thousand constituents in Springdale last week in a bit of political theater that was irresistible to the national news networks.

The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

by Mark Friedman 1/9/2017 12:00 am

With Obamacare in critical condition, Arkansas hospital officials are closely watching Washington while warning that it’s too early to predict an outcome.

CARTI Losses Bring Worry, Advice for Financial Cure Inside New Center

by Mark Friedman 11/21/2016 12:00 am

CARTI already was experiencing operating losses before it opened its $88 million cancer center in west Little Rock last November. Since then, operating losses have widened to $20.5 million over the last three fiscal years and a financial benchmark for its $49 million bond wasn't reached.

'A Whole New Ballgame' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/14/2016 12:00 am

President-elect Trump said during his campaign that repealing and replacing the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act would be a top priority of his administration. Now he and his fellow Republicans have their chance.

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