Ark. House Passes Alternate Medicaid Expansion Proposal
On Tuesday, the Arkansas House voted 77-23 to approve a state health care budget bill (HB 1219) that includes an alternate Medicaid expansion proposal that would shift eligible residents into a "private option"Â through the state's health insurance exchange. GOP governors across the U.S. are considering similar proposals to avoid expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
- "Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Health Plan Seen as Compromise With Obama" (Parker, Reuters, 4/16).
- "Ark. House Passes 'Private-Option' Medicaid Funds" (AP/Modern Healthcare, 4/16).
- "Arkansas Medicaid-Private Insurance Proposal Passes in House" (Mildenberg, Bloomberg, 4/16).