PBS NewsHour

Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion alternative faces crucial vote

Clip: 02/17/2014 | 8m 41s

In Arkansas, an alternative to the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion uses federal dollars to purchase private health plans for low-income residents who fall in a coverage gap. But now, as other states consider following suit, the Arkansas law, known as the “private option,” could end unless it is renewed by state lawmakers. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

Aired: 02/17/14

Rating: NR

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