posted: 03/08/2014 3:02 a.m.
Gov. Mike Beebe signed a law Friday reauthorizing the state’s use of federal funds to purchase private health insurance for low-income Arkansans, three days after the measure was sent to his office.
posted: 03/06/2014 7:20 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is scheduled to provide free health care services later this month at its 12th Street Health and Wellness Center.
posted: 03/06/2014 5:29 a.m.
Warding off the specter of election-year health-insurance cancellations, President Barack Obama’s administration announced Wednesday a two-year extension for individual policies that don’t meet requirements of the new health-care law.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:18 a.m.
The House of Representatives approved funding Tuesday for the state’s private-option program after rejecting the measure in four consecutive votes last month.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:06 a.m.
Enrollees in the state’s private option have been slightly older than expected, resulting in the state paying higher than expected premiums, the state’s Medicaid director said Tuesday.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:04 a.m.
The House of Representatives passed Tuesday an appropriation bill authorizing the state to fund the private-option Medicaid expansion for fi scal 2015.
posted: 03/04/2014 7:21 a.m.
STUTTGART — Early voting begins Tuesday on a sales-tax increase that would support Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart.
posted: 03/02/2014 3:57 a.m.
The Arkansas House has been deadlocked for two weeks while supporters of funding the state’s private-option Medicaid expansion struggle to secure the supermajority of votes to move the measure forward.
posted: 03/01/2014 3:30 a.m.
After a horrendous start and months of playing catch-up against a barrage of political attacks, supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have hit the homestretch in their six-month effort to educate and enroll millions of Americans in health insurance.
posted: 02/28/2014 3:09 a.m.
The administration of President Barack Obama issued a health law revision Thursday to help states that have had technical problems running their own enrollment websites.
posted: 02/28/2014 3:02 a.m.
The Arkansas House convened for about 15 minutes Thursday, passing just one bill, which would allow the governor to forgo a special election for the vacant lieutenant governor’s seat.
posted: 02/27/2014 5:06 a.m.
House Speaker Davy Carter met with a group of Republican members opposed to the private option on Wednesday as the House failed to take up an appropriation bill for the program for the second day in a row.
updated: 02/26/2014 3:28 p.m.
The Arkansas House of Representatives has passed on voting on the private-option Medicaid expansion for a second straight day.
posted: 02/26/2014 5:28 a.m.
As President Barack Obama’s administration raced to meet its self-imposed deadline for online health-insurance markets, security experts working for the government worried that state computer systems would become a back door for hackers.
posted: 02/26/2014 5:24 a.m.
For Democrats anxious about preserving their Senate majority in a difficult midterm election year, Bill Clinton on Tuesday suggested a path forward: Defend the federal health-care law, recommit to a populist theme of rising wages and economic growth, and go after the outside groups flooding the airwaves with negative ads.