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Health bill leaves out islanders, groups say

posted: 06/25/2017 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Northwest Arkansas' Pacific Islanders would lose access to government assistance for health coverage under a Senate Republican bill revealed Thursday, an immigration attorney said.

5 GOP senators now go against health bill

posted: 06/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Republicans' efforts to pass an expansive bill to scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health care law met added resistance Friday when U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada declared that he could not support it as written.

Senate GOP uncloaks redo of health care

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Senate Republicans set forth their plan for redoing the 2010 health care law Thursday with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.

State reduces Medicaid rolls 10,124 in May

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

More than 10,100 people were removed from Arkansas' Medicaid program last month as a result of an effort to identify recipients who are receiving benefits in more than one state, Arkansas officials said Thursday.

Protesters rally at senators' Little Rock offices, urge rejection of Medicaid cuts

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A group of demonstrators held a rally and delivered postcards, signed by about 1,000 Arkansans, to the Little Rock offices of U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman on Wednesday, asking them to oppose efforts to cut Medicaid and other government health care assistance.

Health care bill outline emerges

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Senate leaders on Wednesday were putting the final touches on proposed legislation that would reshape a big piece of the U.S. health care system by rolling back Medicaid while providing a softer landing, compared with legislation passed by the House, to Americans who stand to lose coverage gained under former President Barack Obama's law.

Rates to hold steady on state health plans

posted: 06/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The health plans for teachers and state employees will use reserves built up in previous years to keep the rates and benefits the same in 2018 as they are this year, a state board decided Tuesday.

Report finds GOP bill's deductibles higher

updated: 06/16/2017 3:11 a.m. Comments 4

President Donald Trump promised to make health care more affordable, but a government report finds that out-of-pocket costs -- deductibles and copayments -- would average 61 percent higher under the House Republican bill.

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