posted: 12/12/2013 5:48 a.m.
More than 250,000 Americans selected private health-insurance plans last month through the federal and state enrollment systems created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, twice as many as in October when the exchanges opened amid technology errors and service failures.
posted: 12/12/2013 5:14 a.m.
Regulations implementing the expansion of Arkansas’ Medicaid program through the purchase of private insurance on the state’s insurance exchange cleared a legislative subcommittee on Wednesday.
posted: 12/12/2013 5:09 a.m.
Just two months before the Arkansas legislature convenes for the 2014 fiscal session, Governor Mike Beebe is stumping for support to keep funding Arkansas’ “private option” for Medicaid expansion.
posted: 12/11/2013 2:58 p.m.
A new federal report says 1,400 Arkansas residents have enrolled in health coverage through the HealthCare.gov website that's in place to facilitate insurance sign-ups as part of the government's health care overhaul.
posted: 12/11/2013 3:34 a.m.
In a letter to the White House on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin asked for a chance to discuss health-care alternatives with President Barack Obama.
posted: 12/09/2013 11:03 a.m.
Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday asked a group of electric cooperative directors to help him persuade the Legislature to approve appropriations for Medicaid expansion in Arkansas, ensuring it will continue next year.
posted: 12/08/2013 2:21 a.m.
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford said he is investigating whether a Little Rock company’s limited network of hospitals, doctors and other providers for some of the plans it is offering on the state’s health-insurance exchange are allowed under a state law.
posted: 12/08/2013 2:12 a.m.
Federal health officials, after encouraging alternate signup methods amid the fumbled rollout of the online insurance website, are now urging counselors across the country to stop using paper applications to enroll people because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time.
posted: 12/07/2013 4:04 a.m.
It is possible there were problems with the enrollment records for a quarter of all the people who signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace in October and November, the Obama administration said Friday, raising questions about whether consumers will get coverage in time to pay for their medical care next month.
posted: 12/06/2013 3:26 a.m.
Some people shopping for insurance on the federal marketplace are being informed that they’re eligible for Medicaid and that their information is being sent to state officials to sign them up.
posted: 12/06/2013 2:35 a.m.
The state board that will decide whether Arkansas should operate its own health-insurance exchange will start advertising next week for an executive director, board members decided Thursday.
posted: 12/05/2013 5:38 a.m.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday laid out an aspirational agenda for the remainder of his presidency, looking past the opposition that has blocked much of his administration’s efforts for three years and toward a wealth of policies to reduce joblessness, lift median wages and fix persistent problems in the economy that have caused intense anxiety for Americans.
posted: 12/05/2013 5:14 a.m.
More than 90 percent of health-insurance plans offered to lawmakers and congressional staff members cover abortion, an unforeseen consequence of a Republican amendment to President Barack Obama’s health-care law.
posted: 12/05/2013 4:37 a.m.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Wednesday quoted the Bible, repeatedly panned his Republican foe and defended his support for President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law enacted by Congress in 2010.
posted: 12/04/2013 5:32 a.m.
President Barack Obama sought to turn the tables on critics of his health-care law, saying opposition will shrink as the benefits improve the lives of millions of Americans.