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Health care rule proposed to ban transgender bias

posted: 09/04/2015 3:54 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama's administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system.

Governor petitioned to reinsure 53,000

updated: 09/03/2015 3:23 a.m. Comment 1

A coalition of advocacy groups on Wednesday called for Gov. Asa Hutchinson to restore Medicaid coverage for more than 53,000 Arkansans who failed to provide proof of their incomes within a 10-day deadline.

Medicaid ends for 17,000 despite reprieve for others

posted: 09/01/2015 5:17 a.m. Discuss

More than 17,000 individuals will lose their health coverage today despite a federally mandated change in Arkansas' process for conducting Medicaid renewals, a spokesman for the state Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.

In the news

posted: 09/01/2015 5:16 a.m. Discuss

Hubert Tang of San Francisco, who said he hadn’t bought a lottery ticket in a decade, used a $20 bill he found on the street outside San Francisco International Airport last week to buy two scratch-off tickets and won a $1 million prize.

U.S. warns state’s end of contract legally iffy

posted: 08/30/2015 5:49 a.m. Comments 3

The federal government is warning state officials that Arkansas may have violated federal law by ending a contract with Planned Parenthood.

Business Matters: Like its patients, Pediatrics Plus set to keep growing with plans in NLR

posted: 08/30/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Amy Denton doesn't want this to come off the wrong way.

Arkansas officials again suspend Medicaid cancellations

updated: 08/28/2015 12:54 p.m. Comments 10

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas officials are again suspending a push to terminate coverage for thousands on Medicaid after the federal government told the state to give beneficiaries more time to prove they're eligible for the program.

LR-area VA units tout health care strides

posted: 08/28/2015 4:25 a.m. Discuss

Administrators at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System said Thursday that adding staff and offering more services in rural communities have led to improvements in providing timely health care to veterans.

Insurers' new rates approved by state

posted: 08/26/2015 5:40 a.m. Comments 8

Arkansas' largest health insurance company will increase its premiums for plans offered to individual consumers by an average of more than 7 percent next year under rates approved by the Arkansas Insurance Department on Tuesday.

3 marketplace health plans to see '16 rate increases

posted: 08/25/2015 2:26 p.m. Comments 9

State health insurance marketplace rates will increase for three plans in 2016, the Arkansas Insurance Department said Tuesday.

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