Healthcare Reform Taskforce

Asa Arkansas's Governor

Legislative Task Force on Healthcare Reform & Governor’s Advisory Council on Medicaid Reform

April 8, 2016, Governor Asa Hutchinson signs into law Arkansas Works. To view more about Arkansas Works, CLICK HERE.

Documents from August 10, 2016 Meeting:


Governor Hutchinson Updates Legislative Task Force on Arkansas Works Program; Burwell Meeting

Feburary 17, 2016

Governor Asa Hutchinson addressed members of the Legislative Healthcare Task Force and Medicaid Advisory Council on his recent meeting with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell in Washington regarding his Arkansas Works plan and the waivers required.

For Secretary Burwell’s letter to Governor Hutchinson, click HERE. Additional points from the Governor’s address can be found HERE.

Joint Healthcare Task Force Address

August 19, 2015

Thank you Chairman Collins, Chairman Hendren, for your leadership. For the record, I’m Governor Asa Hutchinson and I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you today. I feel as if I’m appearing before a joint session of Congress. This is a very impressive gathering.

First of all, I want to express my appreciation to the leadership. Rep. Hendren and Rep. Collins have taken time out of their schedule to go with me to meet with Secretary Burwell, and I know personally how much time they’ve devoted to this, and I know... Read Full Transcript 


Governor's Speech on Healthcare and Medicaid Reform in Arkansas

January 22, 2015

Thank you. Thank you, Dr. Rahn for your introduction and especially for your leadership at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and for this forum and this venue to talk about healthcare and its future in Arkansas.

I am delighted that there are a few people interested in this topic. The fact that you're here reflects the importance of this issue for our state, and I'm grateful for your presence here today. I'm particularly glad to see so many legislators that are in the room. I want to recognize Senator Jonathan Dismang for...Read Full Transcript 


Background Reading:

Other Stories Of Interest*:

*Viewpoints expressed in these stories do not necessarily reflect those of the Governor's Office.

John Stephen Group Reports:

DHS Reports:


Past Comittee Meetings & Documents


Updates from the Surgeon General

Dr. Greg Bledsoe Update 6-5-15
Gregory Bledsoe on Capitol View
Dr. Bledsoe Healthcare Update 5/6/15
UPDATE: Governor’s Advisory Council on Medicaid Reform
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