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Tracing Virus, Asking How Much to Tell Public

Tracing Virus, Asking How Much to Tell Public

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson is caught between his deep allegiance to faith and commerce and his duty to public safety in deciding how much to tell the public in the coronavirus pandemic. read more >

Arkansans to Ask, Experts to Answer

Arkansans to Ask, Experts to Answer

Health Care

With questions flying about the coronavirus pandemic, its local effects and the latest in what Arkansans can do, Arkansas PBS plans to supply answers from health experts at 7 p.m. Thursday in a special live broadcast, "Arkansans Ask: COVID-19." read more >

Website Tracks Financial Health of Hospitals

Website Tracks Financial Health of Hospitals

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The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement unveiled a website last week to help people track the financial health of Arkansas hospitals, a move that comes during a time of struggle for rural hospitals. read more >

Report: Adding Vision, Dental Would Cost $43M

Health Care

Adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, according to a report released Thursday, but state officials said they're not looking at expanding the program's benefits. read more >

Report: Shortage of Primary Care Providers in Rural Arkansas

Health Care

A study released Wednesday showed Arkansas' health care workers aren't going to rural areas of the state. The report found there was a 4 percent shortage in the state of primary care providers. There was a 38 percent oversupply of them in the central part of the state while there was a 33 percent shortage in southwest Arkansas. read more >

For Your Information (Editorial)

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Expanding insurance coverage to the working poor through the new health care exchange rather than through the traditional Medicaid program is a good idea, as long Arkansas still receives the hundreds of millions of dollars offered by the federal government. read more >