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House heads for 5th vote on Medicaid bill

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 4, 2014 at 7:24 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House is likely to vote for a fifth time on legislation reauthorizing the state's compromise Medicaid expansion.

House leaders hope to break a legislative deadlock Tuesday over the state's "private option," which remains stalled before the 100-member chamber after failing four times last month to win the 75 votes needed to pass.

Under the private option, Arkansas is using federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents. The program was approved last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.

The Senate last month approved the funding bill for the program. Several Republican-leaning states are pursuing or exploring a similar model for expanding Medicaid.

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Goad says... March 4, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.

Quit playing these phony Republican private enterprise it's not Medicaid games and expand traditional Medicaid. After all it was the Republicans grand idea for the private option and now they can't approve their own idea. What a joke. It's only a plan to enrich insurance companies profits. Traditional Medicaid is less costly and in a better position to control costs. Like it or not, Health is to important for profit.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... March 4, 2014 at 11:06 a.m.

All tolled together, Obama Care and this P.O. was a bad idea.

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lazybar says... March 4, 2014 at 11:39 a.m.

goad do you really think the insurance companies are going to make a lesser profit under obamacare?obozo just paved the way for them to forcibly and legally rape we the people

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FreeSpiritMan says... March 4, 2014 at 12:13 p.m.

lb,dddka ....... Single Payer period, lets go.

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lazybar says... March 4, 2014 at 1:03 p.m.

BS,i for one was happy of the amount i paid and the service i got in return from my insurance companies.i was so happy when the first rate increases came i didn`t mind.not just no but hell no i don`t want my private insurance and healthcare to be run by a bunch of government workers.why not take that billion dollars kerry is promising to ukraine and build health clinics for the poor

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FreeSpiritMan says... March 4, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.

lazybar ........ You misunderstood me, I am for a single payer as an option, you could continue to pay your insurance company all you want, But I want a choice not to. See Mr. GW Bush said folks want more choices, just Google that and see what you come up with.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... March 4, 2014 at 1:11 p.m.

No Bill, the better idea would be to get government, insurance companies, and vulturous attorneys out of the medical field.

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lazybar says... March 4, 2014 at 1:51 p.m.

bs,mr obozo said its free its all free you don`t have a choice not to take it because its free.yes dddka,if we eliminate 1 and 3 there would be no need for number 2

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Goad says... March 4, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.

Lazy ar I am opposed to insurance companies including their 30% profits tagged on to health cost. Obamacare is a republican plan to lock in ins companies forever. So is the so called Ar. Private option. Need to eliminate Obamacare and all ins. companies who add no value to health. Go to Medicare for all with single payor concept.

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Populist says... March 4, 2014 at 2:45 p.m.

DDDKA,

Medical malpractice is a leading cause of death in this country. If not for medical malpractice attorneys suing when the doctors are negligent, there would be more deaths. The verdicts are not outrageously large and the insurance premiums are not too high except for those doctors who repeatedly make horrible errors. The only way you can get those butchers to stop practicing is to have their insurance companies refuse to cover them. The only area in which there should be caps on medical malpractice is with respect to the delivery of babies. Some states have enacted laws to cap the awards or set the standards higher because delivering babies is such difficult work and the juries do tend to side with the plaintiffs. The standard should be gross recklessness for the delivery of babies. Otherwise, we need medical malpractice attorneys and the insurance companies to stop the bad doctors and the bad hospitals from killing people.

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