PO “Raises Cost Concerns” For Feds

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One of the phrases you’ll often hear from pro-private option legislators is that the private option “isn’t Medicaid expansion.” Well, it turns out a recent report from the Government Accountability Office agrees with them, but only because the private option will likely cost taxpayers far more than traditional Medicaid expansion. From the report: HHS’s approval of $778 million dollars of hypothetical costs in the Arkansas demonstration spending limit and the department’s waiver of its … [Read more...]

Solving The Montana Medicaid Mystery (Podcast)

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This week on the show: State officials travel to Montana to promote Obamacare expansion Sen. Sanders fails to identify Sen. King's "patently false" claim Greenberg on Cullen vs. Wynne for Supreme Court Con-Arkansas distorts Flippo's comments on tax plan … [Read more...]

MIA: Senator King’s “Patently False” Statement

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Senator Bryan King has been an outspoken opponent of the Obamacare “private” option in the legislature. But while Arkansas’s state lawmaking body is out of session, King is taking his message to other states, warning them about the enormous costs and inflexibility of the program. Last week, King penned a letter to Utah lawmakers, urging them to resist the the lure of the Medicaid carrot that’s being waved by the Obama administration. You can read the full letter here, but here’s one of the … [Read more...]

The Emerging Battle Between Taxpayer Advocates & “Private” Option Boosters

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Yesterday at the Capitol, several lawmakers hosted a press conference to raise awareness about the cost overruns in the Obamacare “private” option program. According to recent reports, the program is currently nearly 15% more expensive than the original cost projections. If costs do not come down dramatically, state taxpayers could end up on the hook for millions of dollars -- for a program that was supposed to be “free” to the state for the first several years. Senator Bryan King and Rep. … [Read more...]

New Footage From FGA: The ‘PO’ Is “ObamaCare’s Medicaid Expansion”

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The Foundation for Government Accountability has released a new web video that highlights many of the broken promises of the Arkansas version of Medicaid expansion, which has been dubbed the “private option.” The video features comments from FGA's Kristina Ribali and two Arkansas legislators -- Rep. Bruce Westerman (the Advance … [Read more...]

Breaking Down The 2013 Freedom Scorecard (Podcast)

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This week on the podcast, Dan gives us a quick Obamacare update and then we launch into a full rundown of the 2013 Arkansas Freedom Scorecard. Here are some articles we discuss: White House in Obamacare panic HHS encourages insurers to fix Obamacare problems 2013 Friends of Freedom in the AR legislature … [Read more...]

Voter ID Machines Installed In All 75 Arkansas Counties

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Secretary of State Mark Martin recently announced that the implementation of the state’s photo-ID system  is complete. The Secretary of State’s office provided Voter ID systems to each of Arkansas’s 75 counties, allowing each county clerk’s office to produce photo identification cards at no charge for voters who don't have them. “This project has put counties in compliance with the requirements of Act 595 of 2013. It also provides additional integrity to our electoral system,” Martin said. Act … [Read more...]

Arkansas Obamacare Event Rewards Enrollees With Condoms!

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Another day, another Obamacare scandal! This time, it happened right here in The Natural State. And somehow The Weekly Standard beat me to the scoop: An Obamacare event in Arkansas offered a prize for those who attended: Free condoms. The Obamacare event took place at the University of Central Arkansas last weekend. It was hosted by a group called the Living Affected Corporation, which apparently has received a grant from the federal government to educate the public about Obamacare. The … [Read more...]