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Statement on Medicaid and Private Option renewals

The following is a statement from Rich Huddleston, executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families: AACF is pleased with today’s announcement that the state of Arkansas must give Medicaid and Private Option clients 30 days to respond to notices...

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Poverty line wages are too low

People who earn wages at the poverty line can’t afford essentials like safe housing, food, child care, transportation, taxes and healthcare. The cost of living varies across our state, but one thing remains the same: poverty line wages don’t...

#KeepARCoverage

As a legislative Task Force decides the fate of the Private Option and the larger Medicaid program in Arkansas, we’re gearing up our #KeepARCoverage campaign yet again. Check out all of our videos and find out how to contact...

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Statement on Threats to Medicaid

Statement from Rich Huddleston, executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families on recent threats to the Arkansas Medicaid program: Medicaid is a critical program that helps Arkansans provide affordable health coverage for their families. Recent steps taken...

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Get the full story on minimum wage news

Recent articles that claim minimum wage increases hurt low-wage workers all have something in common; they look at small areas over short periods of time instead of the big picture. If they took into account changes across the country...

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Kathryn Hazelett to join AACF

AACF is excited to announce that Kathryn Hazelett will join our staff as our new education policy director. Kathryn has a history of working toward positive policy changes that benefit Arkansas’s children and families. She is passionate about education and it...