Mission

Arkansas Health And Jobs is an effort to engage and educate Arkansans about the critical issues facing our economy, about the health care sector and about critical health decisions to be made for our state.

If Arkansas moves forward with the proposed private option, thousands of jobs will be created and more families across the state will finally have access to health care. But if Arkansas does not move forward with the private option, local hospitals would have to make drastic cuts, likely costing jobs and possibly closing down rural hospitals and those in less populated areas.

The private option will provide health care coverage to more low income uninsured adults, with the federal government paying 100% of the costs in the first few years and 90% of the costs after that. If Arkansas does not move forward with the private option, our federal tax dollars will be subsidizing health care in other states like New York and California instead of helping Arkansans and creating jobs right here.

Arkansas Health and Jobs serves as a tool to help engage Arkansans directly with our elected officials regarding these important issues. You can make a difference today. Learn about the issues here on our website. Then, send a letter to your lawmaker or submit a letter-to-the-editor for your local newspaper.

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON PRIVATE OPTION

Arkansas Speaker of the House Davy Carter postponed the vote on the Private Option until next week. It is critical for the future of healthcare and jobs in the state that the Private Option pass. We need supporters of the Private Option to attend the following Town Halls to make sure that our legislators hear why this bill is so important. Please consider going to a meeting close to you over the next few days.

 

Friday, April 12

East End: 5 pm at ICAN Resource Center (1040 Angel Court) in East End community

 

Saturday, April 13

Mena: 10:30 am Quorum Court meeting room at the Polk County Office Complex in the old hospital on Pine Street in Mena

Bentonville: 2-4 pm at Ambassadors for Christ Academy (8579 W Ford Springs Road) in Bentonville, AR 72712

Springdale: 6:30-8:30 pm Spring Creek Fellowship Church (2120 W Emma) in Springdale, AR 72762

 

Monday, April 15th

Searcy: 7:00 am at Searcy Chamber on Main St

More Blog Posts

Arkansas Senate Approves ‘Private Option’ Proposal

Arkansas Business, Andrew DeMillo, 4/5/13 A proposal to use federal money to purchase private insurance for 250,000 low-income Arkansas residents passed Friday in the state Senate, advancing an idea that Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe are promoting

Beebe: Federal government will help with private option

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Lee Hogan, 4/2/2013 U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has expressed ‘conceptual support’ for Arkansas’ private option for insurance expansion in a letter to Gov. Mike Beebe. The Tuesday statement by Beebe’s office said the letter

Movement on Medicaid plan expected this week

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Sarah D. Wire, 4/1/2013 Unanswered questions and a lack of explicit approval from the federal government have slowed legislation to provide government-funded private health insurance to about 250,000 low-income Arkansans through the state’s Medicaid program. Along with whether

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