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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.

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

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

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

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

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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?

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

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

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

The NRA and the Kock brothers are available.

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