State Legislature

ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY GOES HOME AFTER LONGEST SESSION SINCE THE DEPRESSION; HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAID HIGHLIGHT THE SESSION

Health Law Bulletin from the Mitchell, Blackstock, Ivers and Sneddon law firm “Private option” is Arkansas’ answer to federal health care reform.  In the longest legislative session since the early 1930’s, the Arkansas General Assembly passed legislation that will have an unprecedented impact on the Arkansas Medicaid program,…

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Three New Laws With Immediate Impact

The 2013 meeting of the Arkansas Legislature will be remembered most for adopting the "private option," an innovative and game-changing alternative to expanding the Arkansas Medicaid program to persons making up to 138 percent of poverty. AMS played a major role in helping pass the private option, but…

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2013 Legislative Session

On January 14, the Arkansas General Assembly will get cranked up. This will certainly be a very interesting session. The Republican Party has the majority (although very slim in the House) on both ends of the Capitol for the first time since Reconstruction. Medicaid is facing a $138…

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ELECTION NEWS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Arkansas Medical Society would like to congratulate Steve Magie, MD (AMS Immediate Past President) and Deborah Ferguson, DDS (spouse of AMS Past President and current Legislative Committee Chairman, Scott Ferguson, MD) on their election to the Arkansas House of Representatives. Dr. Magie has been assigned to the…

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