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Eligibility cuts will help fees, exchange says

posted: 04/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to move about 60,000 Arkansans off Medicaid will create an influx of enrollees in non-Medicaid plans on the state's health insurance exchange, potentially allowing the exchange to avoid raising the fee it collects from insurance companies, exchange officials said Tuesday.

Deal near on health care overhaul, sources say

updated: 04/26/2017 3:51 a.m. Discuss

White House officials and several Republican lawmakers claimed Tuesday that they were nearing a deal on health care legislation with the House Freedom Caucus, with at least three leading figures in the hard-line group ready to support an overhaul after the collapse of talks last month.

Sole insurer on small-business exchange will leave

posted: 04/19/2017 3:35 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has notified state officials that it will not offer plans next year on Arkansas' health insurance exchange for small businesses, state Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr said Tuesday.

Medicaid's enrollment rebounds after 21,280 Arkansans dropped

posted: 04/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

After falling by more than 21,000 at the beginning of March, enrollment in Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program a month later had climbed back more than halfway to where it had been before the drop, according to information released Wednesday.

Van Buren gathering grills Womack on health care

posted: 04/13/2017 3:23 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack communed with some and sparred with others Wednesday at a meeting where people weren't shy to share their feelings on issues such as health care, immigration and entitlements.

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