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Lawmakers given time to vet $600,000 outlay

posted: 09/20/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Legislative Council voted Friday to allow legislators more time to review a request to add $600,000 to a contract with a company that works with doctors to improve coordination of patient care.

Grant to deliver medical-billing data to fingertips

posted: 09/20/2014 2:47 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Insurance Department has been awarded $950,000 to give consumers access on their computers and smartphones to information about the cost of health care services, such as medical procedures and office visits, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday.

Dated advice a risk in health coverage

posted: 09/14/2014 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Millions of consumers will soon receive notices from health insurance companies stating that their coverage is being automatically renewed for 2015, along with the financial assistance they received this year from the federal government.

Getting it straight

posted: 09/13/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Establishing state-run exchange pushed back

posted: 09/11/2014 5:51 a.m. Discuss

A state-created nonprofit Wednesday decided that it will aim to set up a health insurance exchange in 2016, instead of next year, that would replace the exchange set up for the state by the federal government.

Insurance enrolling gets push privately

posted: 09/10/2014 4:55 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is using a private foundation's $300,000 grant to fund the salaries of four outreach workers helping people enroll in insurance coverage made available under the federal health care law, the director of the advocacy group said Tuesday.

Groups launch effort to promote federal health law

posted: 09/09/2014 12:05 p.m. Comments 8

A coalition of health care groups in Arkansas is launching a program to promote the federal health care law and assist people in gaining coverage after the Legislature blocked public money from being used for such efforts.

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