posted: 04/24/2014 5:14 a.m.
A higher-than-expected average age of enrollees is the primary reason the cost of the state’s so-called private-option Medicaid program is running above projections, a consultant to the Arkansas Department of Human Services found.
posted: 04/23/2014 5:18 a.m.
Dropping part-time employees from coverage, limiting when employees’ spouses can enroll and increasing funding are among measures the administrator of the state’s health-insurance plans for teachers and other school employees said he will recommend to legislators later this month.
posted: 04/23/2014 4:32 a.m.
The Arkansas Insurance Department on Tuesday released figures showing that 44,665 people who did not qualify for Medicaid had enrolled in coverage through Arkansas’ health-insurance exchange as of Monday.
updated: 04/22/2014 2:20 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — A London doctor has been tapped to serve as the new director for a cancer center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
posted: 04/21/2014 3:48 p.m.
Arkansas officials say nearly 70 percent of those eligible have signed up for health coverage under the state's compromise Medicaid expansion program.
posted: 04/21/2014 12:06 p.m.
Gov. Mike Beebe will be among those on hand for a "major announcement" this week regarding the UAMS Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, officials said Monday.
posted: 04/20/2014 4:32 a.m.
The health-care law may be Republicans’ favorite weapon against Democrats this year, but there is another issue roiling their party and shaping the establishment-versus-grass-roots divide ahead of the 2016 presidential primaries : the Common Core.
posted: 04/20/2014 4:09 a.m.
An architect of Arkansas’ version of the Medicaid expansion is running for the state Senate in District 17, but has two opponents, including one who opposes government-funded private health-insurance policies for poor Arkansans.
posted: 04/19/2014 3:17 a.m.
More than 3,000 Arkansans with disabilities are waiting for services to help them live outside state institutions, a group of health-care officials were told during the Arkansas Health Disparities Conference on Friday.
posted: 04/18/2014 3:24 a.m.
Eight million people signed up for insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the law’s first year, President Barack Obama said Thursday, declaring that Republicans should stop trying to repeal the measure and work to improve it instead.
posted: 04/18/2014 3:17 a.m.
The cost of providing coverage to Medicaid recipients under Arkansas’ so-called private option has continued to rise, with the state paying insurance companies just over $490 per client in premiums and cost-sharing subsidies this month.
posted: 04/17/2014 5:21 a.m.
Arkansas could save about $88 million in state tax dollars next year by adopting insurance-plan options that would encourage more low wage public school employees to enroll in the state’s expanded Medicaid program, a consultant told state lawmakers on Wednesday.
posted: 04/16/2014 5:06 a.m.
The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health-insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Barack Obama’s health-care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.
posted: 04/13/2014 5:06 a.m.
Oncologists, rheumatologists and ophthalmologists topped the list of Arkansas physicians who received the highest total Medicare payments in 2012, according to a review of federal data released last week.
posted: 04/13/2014 4:39 a.m.
State Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, who voted for Medicaid expansion in 2013 and then voted against it this year, will have to defeat a foe of the expansion in the May 20 primary to return to the Legislature in 2015.