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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...

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...

Study shows uninsured kids still at record low

Arkansas has made major gains improving children’s access to health coverage, according to the annual Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  With only six percent of children in the state uninsured, we are just below...

Statement on Supreme Court decision

Statement from Rich Huddleston on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold health reform credits: The Supreme Court made the right decision. Tax credits for health coverage benefit millions of people in the U.S., including about 50,000 Arkansans. The Supreme...

A bump up for kids’ coverage in Arkansas

A new federal law provides an opportunity for Arkansas to expand children’s health coverage while spending less at the state level. We need to make sure we take advantage of this opportunity while also ensuring that any cost savings...

Thanking the Arkansas delegation for CHIP vote

AACF would like to thank the U.S. House of Representatives for taking action earlier today to ensure children in Arkansas and across the nation continue to get the quality health care coverage they need to succeed. Today’s bipartisan U.S....