Private Option

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Arkansas lawmakers reject private Medicaid expansion

In October, Arkansas became the first state to implement the private option to expand Medicaid, but this week state lawmakers rejected legislation that would continue the public-private program.

Arkansas' Medicaid expansion on chopping block

Although Arkansas trailblazed the idea to use a private option in expanding its Medicaid program, state lawmakers are considering putting a stop to the plan by June unless the GOP-led legislature...

Arkansas first to use private Medicaid expansion

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for the first time approved a private option as an allowable form of expanding Medicaid. Arkansas is the first state to use Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for consumers eligible for the state-federal health program.