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Rural preparedness in the time of coronavirus

As the coronavirus has spread across the United States and Arkansas has seen an increase in cases, I’ve been thinking of the rural people I grew up with in Johnson County and how they are dealing with COVID-19.

Some 191,000 Arkansans may need hospital care for coronavirus

Some 908,900 Arkansans may become infected with the novel coronavirus over the course of the next six months, according to an epidemiological model of the spread of COVID-19 in Arkansas provided by the Arkansas Hospital Association to its members today. Among those who become infected, an estimated 190,800 Arkansans may need hospital care and 41,400  may need to be hospitalized in intensive care units in the next six months, according to the projections. 

State Medicaid budget passes House on second try

The Arkansas House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill to fund the state's Medicaid program on Tuesday, completing legislative action on the appropriation and handing a victory to Governor Hutchinson.

Federal judge blocks Medicaid work reporting requirement

U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg on Wednesday halted Arkansas's experimental work requirement for certain Medicaid expansion beneficiaries, the only program of its kind in the country. The judge also blocked Kentucky's plans to implement a similar program.

Ruling on Medicaid work reporting requirement coming by end of March, judge says

A federal judge in the District of Columbia heard oral arguments Thursday morning in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas's work requirement for certain Medicaid expansion beneficiaries. Immediately afterward, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg heard arguments in a related suit over Kentucky's efforts to implement a similar policy.

Work requirement ends coverage for 4,600 more

Almost 17,000 Arkansans have now lost their health insurance due to the state's experimental work requirement for certain low-income adult Medicaid beneficiaries, according to a monthly report released by the state Department of Human Services on Monday.

When Arkansas Works doesn’t

Red tape and a confusing website cut off health insurance for thousands of working people

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