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Could the Private Option End This Summer?

Arkansans concerned about the health care expansion program rally on the steps of the State Capitol.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansans concerned about health care expansion rally on the steps of the State Capitol.

Various organizations say they want the Private Option to stay.

And after four failed votes in the Arkansas House, they're concerned the Private Option could end this summer.

"I definitely think that the people of Arkansas thought when they voted to pass the Private Option that it was voted for. That was it. I don't think anybody thought there was a way to sneakily go along and deny funding," says Georgiaberry Mobley of Fouke.

House Speaker Davy Carter says another vote could come on Tuesday.

If funding for the Private Option is not approved, 100 thousand people could lose coverage at the end of June.

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