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Little hit on care's cost seen by state; Trump step has Medicaid offset

By Andy Davis

This article was published October 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.



The additional premium increases approved last week for plans offered on Arkansas' health insurance exchange will have a "minimal impact" on the cost of the state's expanded Medicaid program, a spokesman for Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday.



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RBear says... October 17, 2017 at 6:22 a.m.

This is probably one of the most convoluted articles I've seen on the issue and probably over Andy Davis' level of understanding (sorry buddy, but you basically took the release and dumped it on the page). The most telling statement of the double speak was from Amy Webb at DHS.
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Starting with the paragraph "That move didn't affect Arkansas' ..." and you can see how this is really trying to put lipstick on a pig. The bottom line is that health care coverage that was once affordable for thousands of Arkansans is no longer affordable. What is even more telling is how the private option is getting screwed by this approach, leaving only Arkansas Works in place to provide coverage for low income residents with pretty stringent requirements.
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Hutchinson will continue to move people out of Arkansas Works by increasing the eligibility requirements. In other words, health care reform in our nation is being given a death of a thousand cuts. All the while, Americans will continue to suffer with lack of affordable health care.

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Winfield says... October 17, 2017 at 8:38 a.m.

If it wasn't a bad enough blow from Trump ruining affordable insurance for low income residents in Arkansas, our Republican drove the final nail in the coffin as for as affordable insurance protection for the hard, working low income workers, poor and elderly below the age of being qualified for Medicare benefits. As long as the voters continue electing Republicans as a majority in office, they will suffer hardship from a financial situation, especially the lack of affordable insurance. I just wonder if the ones crying in their milk miss Governor Beebe? We need another governor of his great status....the Republicans need kicked out of our state's governing body come next election.

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Slak says... October 17, 2017 at 9:35 a.m.

Russian playthings continue to cooperate with the communist plan to divide America against itself. Willing dupes or useful idiots?
Trump Derangement Syndrome fans wildfires of insanity sweeping the minds of naïve liberals. Sophisticated proglibs deliberately sabotage with evil intent.

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TimberTopper says... October 17, 2017 at 9:45 a.m.

Who the hell is J.R. trying to kid. Did Asa get him from Trump?

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TimberTopper says... October 17, 2017 at 10:28 a.m.

Slak, you and your group must be the communist, as you back the Russian Party candidate. In doing so you lost your great American ribbon.

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RBear says... October 17, 2017 at 11:23 a.m.

Slak, that comment was even more convoluted than the article. Did you flunk basic writing skills?

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Slak says... October 17, 2017 at 3:33 p.m.

Just trying out a new style.

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RBear says... October 17, 2017 at 4:36 p.m.

LOL @ Slak. Let's see how it works. If anything, I'm going to have to put on new reading glasses for it.

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