Ark. hospitals release study on Medicaid expansion - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Ark. hospitals release study on Medicaid expansion

Posted:

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A study from the Arkansas Hospital Association says expanding Medicaid's eligibility would result in a $664 million net savings to the state over the next several years and create thousands of jobs. The head of the association says the impact would be similar in a new approach being considered that would use Medicaid dollars to purchase private insurance.

The association on Monday released a study it commissioned looking at the impact of expansion. The study was conducted by George Washington University and Regional Economic Modeling Incorporated.

The study said the expansion would create 8,600 new jobs in 2014 and 10,600 new jobs by 2020.

The study was conducted before officials announced a new proposal that would use Medicaid dollars to purchase private insurance on the exchange for the newly eligible.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • PoliticalMore>>

  • With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

    With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:54:16 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled...More >>
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:37:17 GMT
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.More >>
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.More >>
  • Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

    Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:45:45 GMT
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.More >>
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.More >>