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story.lead_photo.caption Rep. Harold Copenhaver (top center), D-Jonesboro, is congratulated Tuesday by Rep. Mike Holcomb, D-Pine Bluff, after his bill on funding for public school employee health insurance was approved. - Photo by Stephen B. Thornton

Early this morning, the Arkansas House of Representatives and Senate passed legislation boosting funding for the public school employees health insurance plan.

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Print Headline: Lawmakers make short work of bills

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  • Whippersnapper
    July 2, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.

    So, liberals aren't howling when the state government cuts insurance for 4,000 people previously insured by the state when it is to appease a liberal constituency like the teachers' unions. Funny how they will howl when the private option is eliminated even though it was O.K. to drop coverage now.

  • RBBrittain
    July 2, 2014 at 11:41 p.m.

    @Whippersnapper: It's NOT to "appease" anybody; it's to keep the plan from going under. And yet again, they screwed ANOTHER constituency: State employees, whose plan is NOT insolvent, yet they ONCE AGAIN applied one of their "fixes" for the insolvent teachers' plan to OUR plan. (Last special session it was a mandatory deductible; now it's forcing spouses off the plan if other coverage is available, REGARDLESS of cost).

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