I joined the panel for AETN’s Arkansas Week, with the top issue being proposed changes Gov. Asa Hutchinson is requesting from the federal government for the state’s Arkansas Works Medicaid expansion program. About 331,000 Arkansans are covered right now, but that would be reduced by about 60,000 as he wants to lower the income cap for eligibility. We also discuss reaction in Arkansas to the plan presented in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal and replace President Obama’s signature healthcare law, and have the latest in the Arkansas Legislature concerning guns, unused school buildings and expanding wine sales in grocery stores.
Welcome to the online home and archive of Michael Hibblen. For nearly 30 years I've been working in broadcasting and news. Today I'm news director of NPR station KUAR in Little Rock, Arkansas. This site tells my story and random interests, including audio of some stories I've covered, photos, videos and PDF files of newspaper stories.