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'15 ushers in dip in private option's cost

updated: 01/28/2015 4:27 a.m. Discuss

During the first year of Arkansas' private option, the program's monthly cost per enrollee averaged $489.70 -- more than $12 above the target set under the terms of a federal waiver, figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Human Services show.

UAMS researchers get grant to study opioid dispensing

posted: 01/26/2015 11:53 a.m. Discuss

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded two University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences research scientists a three-year, $538,781 grant to study the prescription and dispensation of opioid drugs, the university said Monday.

Budget waits; governor prioritizes private option

posted: 01/21/2015 4:24 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that he'll be able to pay for his proposed $100 million income-tax cut because other state tax revenue will increase, budgets for certain state agencies will be cut and one-time surplus funds will be tapped under his proposed budget for fiscal 2016.

Bidding for clinic gets OK of board

posted: 01/21/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

In a divided vote Tuesday, a state board decided for a second time to seek bids from health care organizations to set up a clinic for state employees near the state Capitol.

Locations to show governor's speech

posted: 01/21/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's scheduled speech on health care Thursday will be shown live at several sites across the state so the public can watch.

Insurance queries take Hutchinson, 4 to D.C.

updated: 01/16/2015 2:40 a.m. Comments 2

Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to meet this morning in Washington with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to discuss possible changes in federally funded health-care programs, including the state's private option, Hutchinson said Thursday.

Agency's panelists allow in reporter

updated: 01/15/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Four members of the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace board said Wednesday that they favor holding the board's committee meetings in a larger room to provide better access to members of the public who want to attend.

Health care adds expand by 163,000

posted: 01/15/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

With a month to go in the 2015 open-enrollment season, President Barack Obama's administration said sign-ups under the health care law are edging higher.

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