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75,000 Arkansans' Medicaid to expire this week, DHS says

posted: 02/27/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Medicaid coverage for 75,000 Arkansans, including 57,000 children, will end Wednesday as a result of checks of the recipients' eligibility, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Human Services said.

75,000 Arkansans' Medicaid to expire next week, DHS says

posted: 02/25/2017 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Medicaid coverage for 75,000 Arkansans, including 57,000 children, will end Wednesday as a result of checks of the recipients' eligibility, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Human Services said.

Child care proposal advances

posted: 02/24/2017 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A bill that would strip a state commission of its authority to regulate child care centers cleared a House committee Thursday.

Proposal to cap benefits of permanently disabled workers advances

posted: 02/22/2017 3:56 a.m. Comment 1

A bill that would cap benefits for workers who are permanently disabled by an on-the-job injury cleared a House committee on Tuesday.

State plans' study finds higher cost for obesity

posted: 02/20/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

The health plans covering public school and state employees in 2015 spent an average of about 31 percent more on obese employees or their obese spouses than they did on others, a report found.

State plans' study finds higher cost for obesity

posted: 02/19/2017 3:45 a.m. Comment 1

The health plans covering public school and state employees in 2015 spent an average of about 31 percent more on obese employees or their obese spouses than they did on others, a report found.

Nursing, anesthesia measures fail to clear House committee

posted: 02/17/2017 2:26 a.m. Comment 1

Attempts to expand Arkansas nurse practitioners' authority to prescribe drugs and ability to receive Medicaid reimbursement failed to clear a House committee on Thursday.

Agency plans review of medical-pot rules

posted: 02/16/2017 3:55 a.m. Discuss

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board took a look at drafted medical-marijuana regulations on Wednesday and decided to meet later this month to further review them.

New steps on dispensing of drugs clear committee

posted: 02/16/2017 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Doctors would be able to dispense prescription contraceptives and a drug used to prevent opioid overdose without obtaining a permit from the Arkansas State Medical Board, under a bill that cleared a Senate committee on Wednesday.

Panel OKs benefits cut for jobless

posted: 02/15/2017 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Out-of-work Arkansans would receive less money in unemployment benefits and would be eligible for fewer weeks of the payments under a bill that cleared a House committee Tuesday.

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