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Private Option Supporters Walk Fine Line (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/26/2014 8:54 am

Supporters of Arkansas' "private option" Medicaid expansion are walking a fine line as they assess the future of the program before this year's legislative session. They don't want to understate the danger it faces of being defunded, but they don't want to declare it dead just yet.

Arkansas Chamber: Not Renewing Private Option Will Cost Businesses in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 1/22/2014 4:53 pm

The Arkansas Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas is sharing a report with members today that says businesses in Arkansas will face $27 million to $40 million in tax increases if the Legislature doesn't renew the "private option."

DHS: No Backup Plan If Legislature Defunds 'Private Option'

by Associated Press 1/21/2014 1:55 pm

The head of the Arkansas Department of Human Services says he doesn't have a backup budget plan if lawmakers block funding for the state's "private option" Medicaid expansion.

Arkansas Senate Backs Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/10/2013 7:35 am

Abortion providers and entities that perform abortion referrals would be unable to receive most government grants in Arkansas under a bill approved by the state Senate on Tuesday, a move aimed at cutting off money Planned Parenthood receives for sex education.