Posts tagged
'health care'

Home aide shortage threatens care for developmentally disabled Arkansans

Pay is low and demand is high for direct care workers, those who care for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Recruiting and retaining these workers is becoming more difficult.
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Our health care future

Remote mental health therapy, the end to employer-based health care and more.
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More good news from the Biden administration -- protection for transgender people in health care

Biden stands up for health care rights for LGBTQ people.

House committee defeats bill to allow 'conscience' refusal to provide or pay for medical services

A "conscience" protection bill for health care services was defeated in a House committee today.

Board of directors to vote on new city health care plan next week 

Mayor Frank Scott Jr. told city directors on Tuesday that he will propose a new healthcare plan for city employees by Friday, which the board will then vote on at next week's meeting.

Trump will keep health plan secret until after 2020 election

Trump's amazing health care plan will remain a secret until after the 2020 election.

Women suffer when men control our narratives

Thursday, the Arkansas House of Representatives is expected to vote on GOP Sen. Jason Rapert's "trigger law" outlawing nearly every abortion in Arkansas if Roe v. Wade is overturned. The bill passed in the Arkansas Senate last week with three Democrats voting in support. I predict that the narrative on abortion in Arkansas will continue to be controlled by the GOP evangelicals who believe women either need to be punished for our choices or saved from our naivety and these goals can only be accomplished by passing Rapert's bill.

Number of children without health insurance increases, including in Arkansas (UPDATES)

The uninsured rate for children nationwide ticked up last year, including in Arkansas, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families — the first significant increase in a decade.

Is Arkansas's work requirement rule working?

Federal Medicaid agency says Arkansas needs better plan to evaluate work requirement.

Jared Henderson outlines health goals

Jared Henderson, the Democratic candidate for governor, has released a list of ideas to improve access to health care and reduce costs, leading with an end to the computer work reporting requirement for participation in the expanded Medicaid program. "Our focus needs to be ensuring that Medicaid funds are spent appropriately and effectively, not making it harder for citizens that need coverage to get it," he said.

Mike Beebe weighs in on preserving his private option plan

Former Gov. Mike Beebe urges Arkansans to call senators to defeat the Graham-Cassidy health bill, which he says would be devastating to the Arkansas economy and the hundreds of thousands of people helped by the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.

Obamacare wrecking crew has new legislative wrinkles

Backers of the Graham-Cassidy legislation to repeal Obamacare are madly trying to amend the bill to win over enough Republican senators for passage. It makes it even worse, if by worse you mean reduces health coverage for Americans.