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Arkansas health hub panel urges slight 'navigator' funding rise

posted: 08/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A committee of the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace recommended Wednesday that the agency slightly increase its spending on outreach workers to help people sign up for coverage.

Overseer hired for agency in charge of Arkansas' Medicaid program

posted: 08/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The chief of a Florida health insurance exchange that has sought to provide an alternative to has been hired to direct the agency in charge of Arkansas' Medicaid program, state officials announced Thursday.

Dental insurer to drop lawsuit in Arkansas Medicaid case

posted: 08/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Boston company has agreed to drop a lawsuit challenging the company’s disqualification from the bidding for a multimillion-dollar contract to provide dental benefits for Arkansas Medicaid recipients.

Arkansas' largest health insurance company seeks to raise price 7.8% on exchange

posted: 07/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

Arkansas' largest health insurance company has proposed an average price increase of 7.8 percent for the plans it offers on the state's health insurance exchange, including those that cover Medicaid recipients under the Arkansas Works program, state officials announced Wednesday.

Medicaid push on to add Marshallese, other kids

updated: 07/26/2017 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Marshallese children living in Arkansas would become eligible for coverage through the state's' Medicaid program under regulations proposed by the state Department of Human Services.

Arkansas' Medicaid extension rolls fall

updated: 07/22/2017 4:26 a.m. Discuss

Enrollment in the expanded part of Arkansas' Medicaid program fell in June by almost 8,000 people, according to the state Department of Human Services.

State set to lose unused insurer exchange funds

posted: 07/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The state agency responsible for Arkansas' health insurance exchanges expects to lose access to about $80 million when a federal grant expires at the end of this year, agency officials told lawmakers on Thursday.

Board approves rule to clarify Arkansas abortion law

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Abortion clinics would not be responsible for handling fetal tissue expelled outside the clinic after a medication abortion, under an emergency regulation approved Wednesday by the state Board of Health.

Proposal pushes healthy lifestyles

posted: 07/20/2017 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Public school and state employees who smoke should pay higher health insurance premiums in 2019 unless they enroll in a program to quit smoking, a committee recommended Wednesday.

Arkansas' two senators say repeal health law now, replace later

posted: 07/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 39

Congress should repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act now and come up with a replacement later, Arkansas' two U.S. senators said Tuesday.






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