UAMS reports improved outlook thanks to Obamacare; UALR talks about neighborhood improvements | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, September 11, 2014

UAMS reports improved outlook thanks to Obamacare; UALR talks about neighborhood improvements

Posted By on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Our friend Joann Coleman, who regularly attends the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees meeting, sends some notes from today's session in Morrilton with Dan Rahn, chancellor UAMS.

According to Coleman, Rahn reported hospital and clinic operations were near the break-even point in June, despite flat patient volume, thanks to a reduction in uncompensated care and the expansion of Medicaid coverage in Arkansas, both byproducts of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). He said the number of patients with insurance coverage through health exchanges had been a little disappointing, but he hoped for greater penetration of the subsidized insurance with a new signup period in the fall. Asked about July and August, he said the hospital was in the black; outpatient services were ahead of budget, though still running a deficit, and the College of Medicine showed a positive budget. Board member Jim von Gremp commented that results were more positive than he'd anticipated.

UALR: The Board of Trustees also heard from UALR about ideas to improve its neighborhood. These include narrowing traffic on University Avenue and using traffic roundabouts at major intersections (Asher and 65th) as part of an idea to create a campus neighborhood along a corridor west of University, including some university multi-use building. These are just in the talking and dreaming stage now.



Tags: ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Al Gore remembers Dale Bumpers

    Former Vice President Al Gore, a former U.S. Senate colleague of Dale Bumpers, sent a statement on Bumpers' death Friday:
    • Jan 3, 2016
  • The two cities of Little Rock: East/west, black/white

    The Little Rock City Board illustrated this week a community divided over public schools, another blow to the Little Rock School District and another illustration of the need for ward elections to the board.
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Jason Rapert vs. Wikipedia

    Sen. Jason Rapert against the world: Wikipedia edition.
    • Jan 23, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

  • Fort Smith and contempt for open government

    Is there really any doubt that some members of the Fort Smith City Directors spit on the state Freedom of Information Act?
  • Another bank acquisition for Arvest

    Arvest Bank, the Walton banking enterprise, is acquiring Bear State Financial, led by Richard Massey, for $391 million, all cash. Bear State, based in Arkansas, has 42 branches and other operations in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
  • Donald Trump in Arizona. So what's new?

    Donald Trump's appearance in Arizona last night was vintage Trump — self-centered, reckless, factually challenged. The audience loved it.
  • Troubles mount for Sen. Jake Files. Maybe others, too

    Sen. Jakes Files has serious problems, based on an FBI affidavit filed Monday in Fort Smith. One new question is how many other legislators have problems based on spending of state surplus money?
  • Womack gets questions. He doesn't answer

    The resistance mustered a turnout for a rare public appearance by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, which meant a ferry ride from Peel, Ark., and a drive almost to Missouri. He didn't seem happy to see them.

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Tuesday's open line

    • Well, one long Psychotic break...how sweet. Fact of the matter is that folks over played…

    • on August 23, 2017
  • Re: Donald Trump in Arizona. So what's new?

    • RYD, do you really think they give a shit about what you think., but keep…

    • on August 23, 2017
  • Re: Womack gets questions. He doesn't answer

    • "Well there is nothing y'all can do about it, thank God." Probably not, once Diktator…

    • on August 23, 2017

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation