2 no votes seen as death blow

Private-option funding in danger, state lawmaker says

Posted: January 22, 2014 at 5:05 a.m.

Andy Allison (left), the state Medicaid director, and John Selig (center), state Department of Human Services director, answer lawmakers’ questions Tuesday.

Arkansas’ fledgling program using federal funds to purchase private health insurance for poor Arkansans is at best “on life support” in the Legislature, with the fiscal session starting next month, state Sen. Linda Chesterfield, D-Little Rock, warned her fellow lawmakers Tuesday.

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