» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 31 | Friday, February 14, 2014

Arkansas Panel Advances ‘Private Option' Bill

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas legislative panel has advanced the funding bill for the state's compromise Medicaid expansion.

The Joint Budget Committee on Thursday recommended passing the measure, which would keep the state's "private option" alive for another year. Under the private option, Arkansas is using federal Medicaid money to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents.

The private option was approved as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.

The proposal still faces an uncertain future after losing key votes in the state Senate. The House could vote on the legislation as early as Tuesday.

The measure includes amendments aimed at swaying opponents of the expansion, including a ban on any promotion or advertising about the private option using public money.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 146 10,368
MORTGAGES 95 202 13,529
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 43 2,687
BUILDING PERMITS 0 393 24,700
BANKRUPTCIES 62 122 10,014
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 37 3,773
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 99 248 14,805
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 58 3,225

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.