Category: Health care

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. 

Study says Medicaid work requirement increased uninsured rate for Arkansans but did not boost employment

A study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that Arkansas’s Medicaid work requirement led to lower insurance rates among 30- to 49-year-olds in 2018, the group targeted by the first-of-its-kind work rule last year. The researchers also concluded that the policy did not lead to a rise in employment among this target population.

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