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House Rejects Funding for Arkansas Private Option

House Rejects Funding for Arkansas Private Option
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Arkansas House of Representatives has voted not to fund the Arkansas Private Option.

House Bill 1219 would have allowed approximately 250,000 uninsured Arkansans to purchase health insurance on exchanges that start Jan. 1, 2014 as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Needing 75 votes, only 69 representatives voted to fund the bill, which could now be expunged and brought up for another vote as early as Tuesday or dropped altogether.

The House voted in favor of HB 1219 on Thursday, but delayed the vote to fund it until Monday.
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