Subscribe Register Login

ArkansasOnline Legislature Coverage
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:38 a.m.

House GOP looks to consultant on Medicaid

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 18, 2013 at 12:18 p.m.

— The top Republican in the House says lawmakers are planning to bring in a consultant to look at the state’s Medicaid program.

House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman said Monday that the House and Senate were discussing hiring a consultant and hoped to make an announcement later this week. Westerman said the House and Senate planned to use existing funds to hire the consultant, but didn’t say which firm they planned on using.

The hire comes as lawmakers are weighing whether to expand Medicaid’s eligibility under the federal health care law.

Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe supports the expansion, but faces resistance from the Republican-led House and Senate.

Westerman said GOP lawmakers want “another set of eyes” to look at the program.

Comments on: House GOP looks to consultant on Medicaid

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 total comments

quiet4us2 says... February 18, 2013 at 1:36 p.m.

Wish the House would hurry up and start working on Open Carry.

( | suggest removal )

cdawg says... February 18, 2013 at 3:09 p.m.

>> but didn’t say which firm they planned on using.<
.
Ah, who wants to bet said "consultant' will be ALEC-approved?

( | suggest removal )

BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... February 18, 2013 at 3:13 p.m.

yea, that's the message we need to send to our kids, the way to answer your problems with bulling is with open carry. I suspect we will see legislative action promoting this as soon as they tackle the abortion and school prayer issues to their satisfaction. Did I hear anyone say jobs,jobs,jobs, wasn't here a guy named Mitt something promotting jobs, jobs, jobs and the economy?

( | suggest removal )

BillSmithFreeSpiritMan says... February 18, 2013 at 3:17 p.m.

I am sorry I left out ‘Faith-based’ preschools bill

( | suggest removal )

Jackabbott says... February 18, 2013 at 3:53 p.m.

The NRA and the Kock brothers are available.

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Physics instructor

    STEM Pathways The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences,...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Truck driver

    truck driverindependent Contractors. No truck to own or leas...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Cna

    vantage point of northwest arkansas Is expanding and seeking...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

  • Otr driver

    otr driver neededsmall trucking company in Conway looking fo...
    CONWAY, AR

  • Rv tech - moix rv in conway is

    seeking an experienced RV Tech to join our team. Interested...
    CONWAY, AR

Search 805 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online