Arkansas Policy Leaders Debunk Medicaid Myths

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Over the weekend, two op-eds from Arkansas policy leaders appeared in one of Utah’s largest newspapers. The topic: Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. The first piece was drafted by Rep. Joe Farrer and Senator Bryan King, two leading opponents of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in the Arkansas legislature. The piece was penned in response to the false statements made by Senator … [Read more...]

Report: Obamacare in Arkansas Will Hurt, Not Help Hospitals

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The Advance Arkansas Institute has released a new report about the impact of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion on Arkansas hospitals. In short, Obamacare-Medicaid expansion is a loser for hospitals all the way around. Here are some of the key findings of the report: The problem of hospitals’ uncompensated care is driven primarily by bad debt, which the private option does … [Read more...]

Matt Campbell Knows Better

Earlier this week, I spoke on tort reform to the State Agencies committee of the Arkansas General Assembly; yesterday, I noticed an Internet polemic from Matt Campbell on the same subject. His piece is filled with misfires, but I want to focus on one in particular: Campbell argues that anything other than complete obeisance to all jury verdicts is “nothing more than a direct … [Read more...]

Congratulations Nic and Leah Beth Horton!

All of us here at the Arkansas Project would like to send our congratulations to Nic Horton, who got married yesterday. For some unknown reason, he has decided to spend a week away from The Arkansas Project while he honeymoons in Mexico. Posting will be light this week, but Nic will be back soon. … [Read more...]

(Still) MISSING: House Democrats’ Ethics Plan

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Last week, Arkansas House Democrats made a few ripples in the political pond by announcing that they support ethics reform in Arkansas! In fact, they formed an ethics caucus that is “tasked with strengthening their push for ethics reform.” Hooray! Strangely, however, more than a week has gone by -- but not a single Democratic legislator has been willing to go on the record to … [Read more...]