As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, the Arkansas Department of Human Services is relaxing certain policies that have led to the removal of tens of thousands of Arkansans from the state’s Medicaid rolls in recent years. Around 11,000 beneficiaries whose coverage was terminated at the end of last month have now been reinstated. Many more will be reinstated as the state works to implement guidance from the federal government.
April 10, 2020
Two bills sponsored by Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R-Elm Springs) to undo substantial portions of the minimum wage hikes approved by voters in November were voted down easily Monday in the Arkansas House of Representatives. Lundstrum said after the votes…
April 2, 2019
An amended bill to exempt workers under the age of 19 from the coming minimum wage hikes approved by voters last November passed out of a House committee Tuesday evening. The bill is one of two sponsored by Rep. Robin…
March 27, 2019
Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R-Elm Springs), despite opposition from Governor Hutchinson and the state Republican Party, is proceeding with her bills to undo significant portions of the state minimum wage hike approved by voters just last November.
March 18, 2019
The man in the middle of Arkansas's vast public corruption scandal.
August 16, 2018
On June 29, Arkansas DHS announced it was suspending PFH from the state’s Medicaid program, halting reimbursement payments to the nonprofit’s 47 health care service sites across the state. But DHS continues to use a provider-led Medicaid managed care company that is part-owned by Preferred Family Healthcare.
July 13, 2018
Another former executive with scandal-plagued mental health provider arrested.
July 4, 2018
The federal criminal information released as part of former lobbyist Rusty Cranford's June 7 guilty plea on bribery charges describes a Person 9 who worked for the nonprofit healthcare provider Preferred Family Healthcare and was associated with Cranford.
June 30, 2018
Proposal to limit eligibility could face tough scrutiny from feds.
December 1, 2017
Officials face challenging transition to impose work requirements and reduce eligibility.
November 3, 2017
Critics raise concerns about confining kids alone at juvenile facilities. Part two of a two-part series.
August 31, 2017
Critics raise concerns about confining kids alone at juvenile facilities. Part one of a two-part series.
August 30, 2017