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Medicaid Expansion Falls Short Again In Arkansas, Another Vote Next Week

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The House will vote again Tuesday. Republican leadership has routinely expressed confidence it will garner enough votes to keep the state's unique form of Medicaid expansion, which is using Medicaid dollars to help Arkansans purchase private coverage on HealthCare.gov.

More than 80,000 people have enrolled through the so-called private option.

As TPM has reported, it's been a slog to get the Medicaid funding approved. Amendments have been proposed and deals have been struck. The Senate has approved the measure, but the votes haven't been there in the House yet.

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