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Double-digit increases OK’d for Arkansas’ health plans after subsidy paid to insurers ends

updated: 10/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 35

In response to President Donald Trump's decision to end a subsidy for health insurance companies, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr on Friday approved double-digit rate increases for the plans that will be offered on the state's insurance exchange next year.

President touts health system redo

posted: 10/14/2017 4:26 a.m. Comments 2

President Donald Trump said Friday that he is moving "step by step" on his own to remake the U.S. health care system because Congress won't act on his demand to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield's prescription drug plan penalty upheld

posted: 10/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A judge on Thursday declined a request from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield that he lift a federal agency's sanction preventing the company from enrolling new customers in its Medicare prescription drug plans during the annual sign-up period that starts Sunday.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield sues over drug plans

posted: 10/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has filed a lawsuit over a decision by federal officials to bar the insurer from enrolling new customers in its Medicare prescription drug plans this year.

Adding kids to coverage advances; state committees vote to include Marshallese children in Medicaid

posted: 10/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Rules extending Medicaid coverage to Marshallese children, as well as certain other children, cleared the state Legislature's public health committees on Tuesday.

Bid to push insurance sign-ups kicks off

updated: 10/05/2017 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Former officials of President Barack Obama's administration are undertaking a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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