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Asa Hutchinson Walks Fine Line in Medicaid Speech (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Asa Hutchinson Walks Fine Line in Medicaid Speech (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson makes a point about Arkansas' private option at UAMS last week. | (Photo courtesy

Calling on lawmakers to keep Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion alive through 2016 as he eyes a longer term health care plan, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is trying to take ownership of an issue where he's tried to tread carefully over the past two years.
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Compassionate Conservatism (Editorial)

Gov. Asa Hutchinson delivered a fine speech Thursday when he finally shared his plans for the future of Arkansas' unique — and successful — private option health insurance program.
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Members of Arkansas Congressional Delegation Seek Rice Sales to Iraq

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have joined colleagues from other states in urging Secretary of State John Kerry to encourage Iraq to purchase more American-produced rice.
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