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ADH covers up Lyme Disease in Arkansas!

High alert for all Arkansas residents! You will be horrified and appalled to find that the Arkansas Department of Health denies that our state has Lyme disease, even though we are the number one state for tick-borne diseases. Many Arkansas residents (and all across the country) are having major problems dealing with this disabling disease. Please […]

Beware of the Health Care Overhaul – More on the Private Option / Medicaid Expansion

The Medicare version of a Private Option Here’s a little basic information before we get into the nuts and bolts. There are four parts to Medicare: A  (Hospital Coverage) B  (Doctor Coverage) D  (Prescription Drug Coverage) What letter is missing?  C.  Medicare Part C is your Part A, B, and D coverage all rolled into […]

The Debacle of the Arkansas Private Option / Medicaid Expansion

We Need More Transparency in Arkansas Government  In Arkansas, who rules?  The people or ALEC corporations?  ALEC stands for American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization that writes legislation for state and federal legislators.  Funded by corporations, ALEC corporate lobbyists and state legislators hold secret ALEC meetings and vote as equals on ‘model bills’.  Corporations fund almost […]

HIGH ALERT: American Legislative Exchange Council and Medicaid Expansion in Arkansas

It appears that the Republican legislators are getting their marching orders from ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council).  See here.  This is taken directly from their model legislation:    Model Policy WHEREAS, Only {insert number} states have governors and legislatures in agreement to optionally expand Medicaid up to all persons earning up to one hundred thirty-eight percent (138%) of the […]

There’s No Free Lunch

The Private Option, an alternative to expanding Medicaid in Arkansas, failed to pass in the House on Tuesday.  Under the Private Option, federal Medicaid funds are used to purchase private insurance for thousands of residents who are below 138% of the federal poverty level, approximately $32,000 a year for a family of four. So if […]

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