Long Overdue: CHIP Agreement Reached

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to end the 114-day standoff on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This vote was long overdue. The authorization for CHIP expired on September 30, 2017, and the program stayed afloat through a series...

AACF Statement on Passage of GOP Tax Plan

After the House and Senate voted last night to pass the GOP tax bill, Rich Huddleston, Executive Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, released the following statement: The GOP tax plan passed last night by Congress is nothing more than...

Arkansas’s Medicaid Expansion Saves Lives

Attacks on our state’s highly successful Medicaid program are coming from many directions. After several unsuccessful attempts to dismantle the health care system by repealing the Affordable Care Act, new rules announced today by the White House would allow...

Federal Health Care Recap and Update

Congressional Republicans attempted for months to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. To date, these efforts have failed because the public overwhelmingly rejected the damaging core features that all their proposals had in common, including: Taking health care...