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Group Plans to File for Referendum on Health Care Expansion

A group calling themselves "Arkansans Against Big Government" plan to file paperwork for a referendum on the private option bill signed into law by Governor Mike Beebe Tuesday morning.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A group calling themselves "Arkansans Against Big Government" plan to file paperwork for a referendum on the private option bill signed into law by Governor Mike Beebe Tuesday morning.

The group's leader, Glenn Gallas, says they intend to start gathering signatures for a voter referendum on the bill, and hope to have approval from the Attorney General's office as soon as possible.

"We think a majority of people in Arkansas still do not want the federal government making our health care choices for us," Gallas said in a news release. "The costs for this expansion will fall back on Arkansas taxpayers after three years, and Arkansas taxpayers simply cannot afford it."

The private option bill allows 250,000 uninsured Arkansans to receive health care coverage.
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