Health plan opponents won't budge, they say

Posted: April 17, 2016 at 1:09 a.m.

Attorney Brenda Vassaur Taylor, spokesperson for Conduit for Action, speaks Thursday in her office in Fayetteville. Conduit is a strong opponent of the private option health care plan, which administers the expansion of Medicaid in the state by enrolling Medicaid-eligible citizens in private health plans funded by Medicaid.
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Attorney Brenda Vassaur Taylor, spokesperson for Conduit for Action, speaks Thursday in her office in Fayetteville. Conduit is a strong opponent of the private option health care plan, which administers the expansion of Medicaid in the state by enrolling Medicaid-eligible citizens in private health plans funded by Medicaid.

Opponents of the governor's Arkansas Works health care plan say they represent the majority of Arkansans despite being outvoted in the state Senate and seeing candidates they supported lose in the Republican primary.

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Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion plan was enacted by the Legislature in 2013 and provides health care coverage to adults with incomes of up to 138 percent of the poverty level: $16,394 for an individual or $33,534 for a family of four.

Source: Staff report

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