Private option again hot topic of fiscal session

Medicaid expansion likely to dominate second week

Posted: February 17, 2014 at 3:39 a.m.

Department of Human Services Director John Selig (left) and Arkansas Medicaid Director Andy Allison testified Thursday before the Joint Budget Committee. Committee members voted to continue the state’s private-option program in fiscal 2015.

Leaders in the state House and Senate say funding the state’s Medicaid expansion program, known as the private option, will dominate debate during the second week of the 89th General Assembly fiscal session, which starts Tuesday.

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