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Flu cases rise in Arkansas after previous drop-off; 13 more deaths, including one child, reported in state

The flu-related deaths of 13 more people, including one child, were reported to the state last week, raising the state's death toll this flu season to 49, the state Department of Health reported Wednesday.

Travelers, patients exposed to measles after infected person flew to Little Rock last week

An estimated 150 people were exposed to the measles in Arkansas by an infected person who flew from Chicago to Little Rock last week, although no other infections have been reported, the Arkansas Department of Health reported Wednesday.

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Spending proposal for health agency clears state panel

The Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Thursday approved a spending plan for the state Department of Health after attempts by House members to trim appropriations for tobacco-cessation programs, operating expenses and the state trauma system.

Flu-related deaths in Arkansas rise mostly for ages 65, up

Emergency room, doctor visits fall off

Eight more flu-related deaths were reported to the state last week, raising the state's toll from the current flu season to 36, the Arkansas Department of Health reported.

Insurer participating in Arkansas Medicaid program ordered to refund $3.3M; premiums said to be excessive

An insurer participating in Arkansas' private-option Medicaid program has been directed to pay almost $3.3 million in rebates because the amount in premiums it collected in 2016 was considered excessive in comparison with what it spent on medical care, according to a federal report.

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Budget request falls $478M for Medicaid

Governor cites efforts to trim costs, rolls

Thanks to efforts to reduce Arkansas' Medicaid spending and enrollment, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said, his request for federal and state funding for the program during the fiscal year that starts July 1 will be about $478 million lower than what he had first planned.

Arkansas' flu deaths climb to 28

Health agency unsure if early-starting season has peaked

An additional 16 flu-related deaths were reported to the state last week, raising the total death toll from the current flu season to 28, the Arkansas Department of Health reported.

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State 36th in access to health care

But separate report lists it 48th in residents’ overall health

Two years after Arkansas expanded its Medicaid program, the state's residents were less likely to spend large amounts of their income on medical bills or go without care because of the cost, a report found.

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State ranks 36th in access to health care; separate report lists it 48th in residents’ overall health

Two years after Arkansas expanded its Medicaid program, the state's residents were less likely to spend large amounts of their income on medical bills or go without care because of the cost, a report found.

Program cited for reduction in costs associated with delivering babies in Arkansas

A Medicaid-led initiative appeared to reduce the health care costs associated with delivering babies in Arkansas in 2014, the second year the program began targeting those costs, a study found.