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Posted: May 16, 2013 at 3:44 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Twenty-five percent of Arkansans don’t have health insurance today, but they’re still going to the doctor or the emergency room or the hospital.Those providers are essentially not able to get payment for those individuals, so they shift the cost over to those people who do have insurance and are paying higher rates.” Joe Thompson, State surgeon general and director of Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, on proposals to lower health-care prices charged by hospitals, doctors and other providers Article, 1D

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Business, Pages 28 on 05/16/2013