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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.