Health care in Arkansas faces many challenges, reporter Steve Brawner writes in a Talk Business & Politics story assessing the state of health care in Arkansas in early 2024. ACHI President and CEO Dr. Joe Thompson is among the experts interviewed in the piece.
The 10th anniversary of coverage under Arkansas’s Medicaid expansion program, the difficult financial times for hospitals, and Arkansas’s low health rankings are among the topics discussed. Brawner also references a Health Affairs article by Thompson and ACHI Health Policy Director Craig Wilson on last year’s Medicaid “unwinding.”
For more on the state of health care in Arkansas, see:
- Thompson’s recent guest column for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Medicaid expansion.
- Wilson’s recent guest column for Talk Business & Politics on the 10-year anniversary of major components of the Affordable Care Act.
- A video of Thompson and Wilson discussing 10 years of Medicaid expansion and the ACA.