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Andy Davis

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State reduces Medicaid rolls 10,124 in May

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

More than 10,100 people were removed from Arkansas' Medicaid program last month as a result of an effort to identify recipients who are receiving benefits in more than one state, Arkansas officials said Thursday.

Protesters rally at senators' Little Rock offices, urge rejection of Medicaid cuts

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A group of demonstrators held a rally and delivered postcards, signed by about 1,000 Arkansans, to the Little Rock offices of U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman on Wednesday, asking them to oppose efforts to cut Medicaid and other government health care assistance.

Rates to hold steady on state health plans

posted: 06/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The health plans for teachers and state employees will use reserves built up in previous years to keep the rates and benefits the same in 2018 as they are this year, a state board decided Tuesday.

Medicaid revisions draw flak; groups comment on Arkansas plan

posted: 06/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Proposed changes to the Arkansas Works Medicaid program will drive up insurance premiums, leave low-income Arkansans without coverage and increase the amount of unreimbursed care provided by hospitals and other health care providers, health industry and advocacy groups contend.

Benefits panel opposes rate rise

posted: 06/17/2017 2:30 a.m. Discuss

The health insurance premiums and benefits for public school and state employees should stay the same next year, a state panel recommended Friday.

Rules on services to assist 500 more disabled advance

posted: 06/14/2017 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Rules that would provide services to an additional 500 people with developmental disabilities cleared a state legislative committee Tuesday.

Not-up-to-U.S.-rules insurance adds year

posted: 06/09/2017 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Arkansans covered by certain health plans that don't meet federal requirements got another reprieve on Thursday from having to change plans.

Trauma-training case undecided

posted: 06/09/2017 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Despite what a state auditor told lawmakers on Thursday, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley said he has not made a final decision on whether to file charges in connection with payments from the state to an organization that provided training for health care workers.

Popup clinic at Arkansas high school does free health work

posted: 06/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Clifford Ayers arrived Tuesday at Marshall High School with four teeth in his mouth and left with just one.

Insurers OK'd to submit multiple rates in Arkansas

posted: 05/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

To hedge against a possible reduction in federal subsidies, the three companies offering plans on Arkansas' health insurance exchange will be able to submit multiple sets of rates for 2018 to the Arkansas Insurance Department, the state insurance commissioner said in a bulletin Wednesday.

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