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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  Facebook.com/AsaForArkansas)

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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Democrats Praise Governor's Call to Continue Private Option

The Democratic Party of Arkansas is praising Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson's call on lawmakers to continue the state's compromise Medicaid expansion through the end of next year.
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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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