Tagged: Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act

US Uninsured Rate Inches Up

US Uninsured Rate Inches Up

Health Care

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 >

Convention Centers Can’t Wait for Legislative Session

Convention Centers Can’t Wait for Legislative Session

Health CareRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

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 >

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

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

OpinionHealth CareEditor'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 >

Ministries Offer Health Care Alternative

Ministries Offer Health Care Alternative

Health Care

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 >

Lost Causes (Editorial)

Lost Causes (Editorial)

OpinionHealth Care

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 >

A Vested Interest (Editorial)

A Vested Interest (Editorial)

OpinionHealth Care

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 >

Those Devilish Details (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Those Devilish Details (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor'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 >

Not Good for Arkansas (Editorial)

Not Good for Arkansas (Editorial)

OpinionHealth Care

The Affordable Care Act has never gained the popular support that Democrats hoped. But neither has it been as deeply unpopular as Republicans believed it would be when they spent years promising to repeal “Obamacare” and possibly to replace it. read more >

Obamacare Lawsuit Stirs Worries for Insurers

Obamacare Lawsuit Stirs Worries for Insurers

Health CareLegalCover Story

Arkansas and 19 other Republican-led states are taking their shot at dismantling the Affordable Care Act, rekindling the anxieties of health care executives who fear thousands of Arkansans could lose insurance coverage. read more >