Traffic flows through downtown Little Rock on Interstate 630 on Oct. 19, 2023. A new verification system cut the number of uninsured drivers in Arkansas by half in three years, officials say. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Number of uninsured drivers in Arkansas plummets with new verification system, automatic fines

BY: - October 26, 2023

Arkansas cut its percentage of uninsured motorists in half over the last three years, thanks to new software that monitors coverage in real time.  Instead of checking a driver’s insurance only at registration, during a traffic stop or after an accident, state DMV officials deployed an instant verification system in 2020.  When insurance coverage lapses, […]

Hospitals plead with Congress to avert $8 billion in cuts in Medicaid funding

BY: - September 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — Health care representatives from across the United States are urging Congress to halt cuts to funding that helps hospitals care for uninsured or low-income patients who rely on Medicaid. More than 250 hospitals and health systems appealed to House and Senate leadership in a letter Thursday asking the lawmakers to avert or delay […]