Liberals Freak Out Over GOP Victories In 2014

What was the most overwrought liberal reaction to the 2014 Republican midterm victories in Arkansas? An article yesterday by Monica Potts in The Daily Beast probably wins first prize.

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McLean Desperately Attempting To Save O’Care In AR

As loyal readers of this humble blog know, state Rep. James McLean, inaugural member of the Davy Carter wing of the Democratic Party, has been having more attendance troubles at the legislature in 2014 than I had with my 8 a.m. Women’s History class my senior year of college.

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Poll: Low Support for O’Care in Arkansas

A new poll out today from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) shows that despite some campaigns’ and officials’ ideas to the contrary, Obamacare is still a political loser in Arkansas for 2014.

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House Speaker More Loyal to Obamacare than Political Party

In the course of tweeting the finer points of the Miss America pageant Sunday night, Speaker of the House (and alleged Republican) Davy Carter apparently thought it would be a good time to endorse James McLean, a Democrat, in his race against Republican candidate, Linda Collins-Smith.

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1.) Dump More People On Medicaid 2.) Brag About Cost Savings 3.) Repeat

Got that? State officials are able to keep private option plan rates lower by skimming the cream — and dumping the most unhealthy and expensive customers onto traditional Medicaid. That’s happened to 20,000 individuals so far.

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Crittenden Regional Hospital Not “Saved” by the Private Option

Remember how the private option was going to save rural hospitals? Remember how hospital lobbyist Bo Ryall explained to the state legislature that the private option was crucial if we want “rural hospitals to survive?” As one argument after another for the private option failed, its advocates regularly retreated to their final defense: at least the private option would keep the doors of rural hospitals open.

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