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Medicaid Expansion In Arkansas Worth Serious Consideration

Medicaid Expansion In Arkansas Worth Serious Consideration

Health Care Reform Symposium

One of the biggest impacts of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act is to give states the option of offering Medicaid coverage to those with the lowest incomes. In Arkansas, that would mean providing much-needed access to care for about 250,000 mostly working adults. read more >

Blueprint For Future Should Be Found In Efforts Of Past

Blueprint For Future Should Be Found In Efforts Of Past

Health Care Reform Symposium

Taking a journey back in time for the moment, for just about every one of the last seven decades, the health care industry (insurers, hospitals, and physicians) has experienced a radical change, shift, and/or transformation in the way work and business needs to be conducted. read more >

Health Reform Initiatives Underway But Challenges Await

Health Reform Initiatives Underway But Challenges Await

Health Care Reform Symposium

One of the primary goals of health reform is to make health care accessible to more people. But, it is not enough to simply increase accessibility; it must also decrease costs. To accomplish this it is important to understand the dynamics of rising health care costs. Expanding coverage without addressing the rising costs will not cure our inefficient system regardless of who pays the bills — private insurers, government, employers or individuals. Most industry experts believe that to effectively reform health care, we must find ways to improve quality and get control of the broader causes of rising costs. read more >

‘Pay or Play’ — The Employer Dilemma

‘Pay or Play’ — The Employer Dilemma

Health Care Reform Symposium

Employers with less than 50 “full-time equivalent employees” are exempt from the mandate but will still need to make a business decision on whether to offer employer sponsored health insurance as a benefit of employment. read more >