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Evelio Silvera
Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

Cost-Splitting Christian Health Care Ministries Share Pandemic Pain

The economic and social chaos caused by the pandemic has shown the strength and innovation of Christian health care cost-sharing ministries. read more >
Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield CEO Curtis Barnett says he’s seen a surge in claims in 2021.
Business Services / Health Care / Insurance / Public Companies

Blue Cross Charts Path Past Virus, Into FutureLock Icon

The COVID-19 pandemic stands as a crucible and a pivot point for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield as its northwest Arkansas crew settles into a new $40 million, 81,000-SF corporate center. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

US Uninsured Rate Inches Up

After dropping dramatically with passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured nonelderly Americans began to rise starting in 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation said in a report earlier this month. read more >
Many health insurers have issued rebates to consumers based on provisions of the Affordable Care Act that require a certain percentage of revenue to be devoted to health care. Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, however, expects to meet the required ratio. Still, it has offered 4,100 groups voluntary pandemic relief.
Business Services / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Real Estate / Retail

Arkansas Insurers Respond to Shifting PandemicLock Icon

The insurance industry responds to COVID-19 with rebates instead of lower rates and remains flexible on claims and operations. read more >
The United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Government & Politics / Health Care

GOP Tries Again to Get Supreme Court to Ax Health Care Law

A week after the 2020 election, Republican elected officials and the Trump administration are advancing their latest arguments to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, a long-held GOP goal. read more >
Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association.
Business Services / Government & Politics / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food / Tourism / Transportation

Convention Centers Can’t Wait for Legislative SessionLock Icon

Arkansas’ hospitals and other industries have urgent concerns for the Legislature to address in the regular session that will commence on Jan. 11, but a key piece of the hospitality industry has needs that are more urgent. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

That Time of Year (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Eager to be shed of Obamacare once and for all? Be careful what you wish for. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Something Good Can Come of This (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

I’m hopeful that some lasting changes for the better will come out of COVID-19 because that’s a common thread in human history. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

Let’s Think This Through (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

If the lesson from 2008 was that people can’t pay their mortgages if they are laid off because of a housing bust caused by foolhardy mortgage lending, what’s the lesson of 2020? People can’t pay their medical bills if they lost their health insurance because they were laid off because of a pandemic. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

Ministries Offer Health Care AlternativeLock Icon

Christians tired of dealing with insurance companies and unwilling to pay fines for opting out of the health insurance mandate of the Affordable Care Act found a ready option in health care cost-sharing ministries. read more >
Bo Ryall, president and CEO of the Arkansas Hospital Association
Business Services / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

Hard Year Adds Pain for Small Hospitals in Arkansas

Hospitals’ bottom lines were hurt by flat patient volume, a shortage of nurses and the high cost of specialty drugs read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Matters of Life and Death (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Someday our federal lawmakers will have the luxury of turning their attention away from impeachment and back to matters of life and death. One of those is health insurance. read more >
Bruce Westerman
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Lost Causes (Editorial)

One of our mottoes is “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.” Apparently, whether he knows it or not, it’s one of Congressman Bruce Westerman’s too. read more >
Dr. Joe Thompson, former Arkansas surgeon general, says the state should be proud of its expanded Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Kicking Around Obamacare: Arkansas Keeps Score on ACALock Icon

Insurance and health pros talk winners, losers and the future of the Affordable Care Act and its effects felt in Arkansas. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

We’re Watching (Editorial)

Even regarding that most divisive of issues, Obamacare, partisans can find areas of agreement. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

A Vested Interest (Editorial)

Should Arkansans whose income makes them eligible for Arkansas Works, our unique approach to the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, be required to work in order to receive health insurance? read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Those Devilish Details (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

A new Congress and the now undeniable commencement of the 2020 presidential election campaign season mean that the most personal political topic is inching its way back into the news: health care. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

Nancy, Mark and Blanche (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

In addition to a left tilt to most partisan elections nationally, liberal policies and Obamacare specifically triumphed in several statewide initiatives in the conservative heartland. read more >
Health Care / Insurance

Trumpcare? Why Not? (Editorial)

There was one undisputed winner of Tuesday’s election: the Affordable Care Act. read more >
Chad Aduddell, the CEO of CHI St. Vincent:
“There’s a lot of pain and a lot of uncertainty” in the health care industry.
Construction / Government & Politics / Insurance / Nonprofits

Bottom Line Taking Time to Get Better for Arkansas HospitalsLock Icon

2017 was a tough year for some Arkansas hospitals, and the situation could be getting worse. read more >