Fight over private option looms

Votes to fund it seen short in fiscal session starting Monday

Posted: February 9, 2014 at 3:53 a.m.

A state Capitol crew works Friday to get the House chamber ready for the Legislature’s fi scal session, which is to begin Monday.

Starting Monday, Arkansas’ Legislature convenes for its third-ever fiscal session with widespread uncertainty among lawmakers about whether it will reauthorize the use of federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private health insurance for about 100,000 poor Arkansans in the fiscal year starting July 1.

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