It appeals to conservatives, but party’s moderates wary
Concerns from moderate GOP senators that their party's health care bill cuts too deeply into Medicaid and would leave the nation's most vulnerable people with no health insurance are shaping up to be a significant obstacle to the measure's passage.
U.S. Medicaid trims would trigger cuts in Arkansas Works program
Tens of thousands of Arkansans would lose their health insurance under the Senate version of a Republican health care bill.
Northwest Arkansas' Pacific Islanders would lose access to government assistance for health coverage under a Senate Republican bill revealed Thursday, an immigration attorney said.
Republicans' efforts to pass an expansive bill to scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health care law met added resistance Friday when U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada declared that he could not support it as written.
Medicaid takes hit; crucially for bill, 4 in party oppose it
Senate Republicans set forth their plan for redoing the 2010 health care law Thursday with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions.
Database cross-checks flag those who move, DHS says
More than 10,100 people were removed from Arkansas' Medicaid program last month as a result of an effort to identify recipients who are receiving benefits in more than one state, Arkansas officials said Thursday.
A group of demonstrators held a rally and delivered postcards, signed by about 1,000 Arkansans, to the Little Rock offices of U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman on Wednesday, asking them to oppose efforts to cut Medicaid and other government health care assistance.
Senate Medicaid cuts deeper
Senate leaders on Wednesday were putting the final touches on proposed legislation that would reshape a big piece of the U.S. health care system by rolling back Medicaid while providing a softer landing, compared with legislation passed by the House, to Americans who stand to lose coverage gained under former President Barack Obama's law.
The health plans for teachers and state employees will use reserves built up in previous years to keep the rates and benefits the same in 2018 as they are this year, a state board decided Tuesday.
President Donald Trump promised to make health care more affordable, but a government report finds that out-of-pocket costs -- deductibles and copayments -- would average 61 percent higher under the House Republican bill.