Tagged: patient protection & affordable care act

With Health Care, Allen Kerr Seeks Freedom from Fed

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen W. Kerr has over three decades of experience in insurance and financial services.

A Threat to Communities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Repealing the Affordable Care Act without something to replace it is scary. Especially here in Arkansas, where legislators — with Republicans in the lead — took a law they didn’t like and made lemonade.

UAMS, Baptist Report Operating Losses

by Mark Friedman 10/9/2017 12:00 am

UAMS and Baptist Health both report millions of dollars in operating losses in the most recent fiscal year.

UAMS Tops State In Net Patient Revenue

by Mark Friedman 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Of the 89 hospitals on Arkansas Business’ list of the largest hospitals and medical centers in the state, 14 reported a net loss of $1 million or more while 34 had a net income of $1 million or more.

ARcare CEO Steven Collier Ready to Adapt with Whatever Washington Puts in Place

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Dr. Steven Collier founded what is now ARcare in 1986, a company with nearly 700 employees and 46 clinics serving 13 counties in Arkansas and eight counties in Kentucky.

The Influencers: Marcella Doderer of Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Mark Friedman 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Highlights at Arkansas Children’s Hospital under Marcy Doderer’s leadership include the $167 million, 230,000-SF hospital in Springdale and the opening of the $4 million Southwest Little Rock Community Clinic.

Take Another Run at It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/7/2017 12:00 am

There certainly was never a plan that would do what Candidate Trump promised, which was better health care for everyone at a fraction of the cost.

French Hill Outlines Tax Reform Priorities

by Lance Turner 8/2/2017 10:23 am

U.S. Rep. French Hill expects Congress to reconvene in September with a "unified approach" to tax reform crafted by the Trump administration and congressional tax leaders.

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.