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Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson On The Current State of Health

Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson talks to Arkansas Business about his vision for a new health insurance payment system, guns as a health issue and Obamacare. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Public Companies

Wal-Mart Spending $670,000 on Arkansas Health Care Initiative

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville plans to invest $670,000 in an Arkansas health care program designed to reward doctors and hospitals who keep a lid on health care costs while providing high-quality care. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Public Companies / Retail

Mike Beebe, Wal-Mart Plan Health Care Announcement

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe and Wal-Mart officials are planning to announce an "important step" in the state's efforts to change the way Medicaid and private insurers in the state pay for medical services. read more >
The Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

In Post-Election Twist, Arkansas Republicans Consider Medicaid Expansion

Arkansas Republicans denounced "Obamacare" during this year's election campaign and called for its repeal. But now that they've won control of the Legislature for the first time in 138 years, GOP lawmakers are considering expanding government health care in Arkansas. read more >
Arkansas Surgeon General Joe Thompson speaking in September at the Arkansas Business Health Care Reform Symposium.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Joe Thompson: Expanding Medicaid Will Help Arkansas Catch Up

State Surgeon General Joe Thompson says expanding Medicaid's eligibility under the federal health care law would help Arkansas catch up with richer states that have been able to offer more coverage through their programs. read more >
Dr. Joe ThompsonArkansas Surgeon GeneralDirector, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

State Surgeon General Joe Thompson to Address Medicaid Expansion

Arkansas' surgeon general is discussing the impact that expanding Medicaid's eligibility under the federal health care law would have on the state. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Video: Joe Thompson, Jeff Hankins & the Health Care Ruling on ‘Arkansas Week’

Video of this week "Arkansas Week," which centers on Thursday's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on health care reform. The episode begins with a 15-minute interview with Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson. read more >