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Monday, July 16, 2012

Arkansas Governor Debates Taking Part In Medicaid Expansion

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is unsure of whether his state will take part in the Medicaid expansion. (AP)

When the Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Law, the justices made the expansion of Medicaid optional, rather than a requirement. Five Republican governors say will definitely not take part in the program; 10 Democratic governors say they will — the and rest? They’re not sure.

That includes Democratic governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas.

“My concern is that we’re in a position to be able to pay for it,” he told Here & Now‘s Robin Young.


  • Gov. Mike Beebe, (D) Arkansas

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