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Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion alternative faces crucial vote

  • Aired: 02/17/2014
  • 08:41
  • Rating: NR
In Arkansas, an alternative to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion uses federal dollars to purchase private health plans for low-income residents who fall in a coverage gap. But now, as other states consider following suit, the Arkansas law, known as the “private option,” could end unless it is renewed by state lawmakers. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
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