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Andy Davis

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Aid cap for job injuries backed

posted: 03/23/2017 3:33 a.m. Discuss

A scaled-back attempt to cap work-related total disability benefits cleared a Senate committee on Wednesday.

Health care enrollment freeze loses out in Arkansas Senate panel vote

posted: 03/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A bill that would freeze enrollment in the expanded part of the state Medicaid program failed in a Senate committee vote Thursday after clearing the House earlier this month.

Fluoridation limitation stalls in Arkansas House committee

posted: 03/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A bill expanding the number of small water systems that are exempt from having to fluoridate their water failed to clear a House committee on Thursday.

Arkansas panel OKs weight-loss surgery bill

posted: 03/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The health plans for public school and state employees would continue covering weight-loss surgeries until at least the end of 2021 under a bill that cleared a Senate committee Wednesday.

Trauma-system bill clears state Senate committee

posted: 03/12/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

A bill eliminating the role of the Board of Health and an advisory council in allocating money for the state’s trauma system cleared a Senate committee Friday.

Trauma-system measure advances

posted: 03/11/2017 2:51 a.m. Discuss

A bill that would eliminate the role of the Board of Health and an advisory council in allocating funds for the state's trauma system cleared a Senate committee on Friday.

Testing regulations for medical pot concern some

posted: 03/11/2017 2:13 a.m. Discuss

A state legislator and a former state Supreme Court justice said Friday that they're concerned that proposed Board of Health regulations governing the testing of medical marijuana may be too strict.

Panel likes health coverage bill on disabled

updated: 03/10/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

A bill allowing the state Medicaid program to hire managed care companies to provide health coverage to the mentally ill and developmentally disabled cleared a House committee Thursday.

Arkansas private-option per-person costs up 7.5%

posted: 03/04/2017 3:25 a.m. Comments 3

The average per-person cost of Arkansas' private-option Medicaid program has increased about 7.5 percent from last year, reflecting insurance rate increases that took effect Jan. 1, according to state Department of Human Services figures released Friday.

E-cigarette restrictions fall short in Arkansas Senate panel's vote

posted: 03/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A bill that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in most restaurants and other businesses failed to clear a Senate committee on Wednesday, but its sponsor indicated he plans to present it again.

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