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Republicans’ continued skepticism about the benefits of Medicaid expansion and the existing $5 billion program has prompted one effort, possibly two, to engage outside eyes to examine the program’s books, as well as Department of Human Services estimates.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 02/19/2013

Print Headline: Outsider look at Medicaid in GOP plans


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Archived Comments

    February 19, 2013 at 8:22 a.m.

    You can continue your giveaways until there's nothing left, then what will you do with the give-me culture you have created?

  • Jackabbott
    February 19, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.

    The more eyes on this the better. The expansion is a major commitment of state revenue for years to come. Do not look for perpetual support from the Federal government. How much effect will Obama's plan to give amnesty to illegals have on the expansion? Since these people have come here without any medical exams as is required for legal migrants, who really knows what type of financial obligations Arkansas is buying into at this point and in the future.
    Regardless, there needs to be co-pays, deductibles and individual and provider caps in addition to a atatewide spending cap as a % of the state's overall budget.
    I doubt Obama, Beebe or whoever is trying to run the show have any idea of the full cost of this program and what it will take to maintain it. Beebe will gone soon, Obama in about 3 years. They will be well take care of financially. That means the rest of us are left with the responsibility for the program and any unintended consequences.

  • RaylanGivens
    February 19, 2013 at 9:13 a.m.

    jobs jobs jobs; just trying to help out Billy Boy

  • FreeSpiritMan
    February 21, 2013 at 1:10 a.m.

    cups ..... try this on for size.
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama's plan.

    foxnews. com/politics/2013/02/20/gov-scott-agrees-to-expand-florida-medicaid-program/#ixzz2LVz7TSwM