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UAMS opens neighborhood clinic

posted: 07/30/2014 7:12 a.m. Comments 2

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has opened a new neighborhood clinic in west Little Rock.

Board OKs changes in rates for school-worker health coverage

posted: 07/30/2014 5:44 a.m. Discuss

In a 7-1 vote, a state board on Tuesday approved increases in the health insurance rates for some public school employees and reduced rates and benefits for others.

Health care renewal for '15 raises concerns

posted: 07/28/2014 4:26 a.m. Discuss

People who have health insurance from their jobs usually don't think twice about next year's renewal. But making the same assumption in one of the new health law plans could lead to costly surprises.

States talk Medicaid growth

posted: 07/28/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Legislators from across the South squeezed into a small ballroom at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock on Sunday to hear how three states, including Arkansas, approached their Medicaid expansion plans.

'12 health law views back to trouble administration

posted: 07/27/2014 5:14 a.m. Discuss

A former adviser to President Barack Obama's administration on health policy made public statements in 2012 that undercut arguments it is now making in court about the government's authority to subsidize insurance premiums.

Report: Adding vision, dental coverage would cost state $43 million

posted: 07/24/2014 6:14 p.m. Discuss

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.

Panel hears lawyers in suing-Obama case

posted: 07/17/2014 4:50 a.m. Discuss

A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday.

Senate rejects birth-control proposal

posted: 07/17/2014 4:34 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Senate turned back a Democratic proposal requiring for-profit companies to provide workers with insurance coverage for birth control even if the employer has religious objections.


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