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Affordable Care Act

Medicaid: Arkansas

Status:

April 17, 2013: A plan to use additional Medicaid dollars to purchase coverage for the uninsured passed both the House and the Senate. Governor Mike Beebe (D) has also been a strong supporter of using these federal dollars to provide health coverage. Pending final approval from HHS, this private option will extend health coverage to all those under 138% of the federal poverty line.

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Medicaid: Louisiana

Status:

July 1, 2012: Following the Supreme Court decision, Governor Bobby Jindal (R) rejected federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. With Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, there is much work to do!

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Medicaid: Texas

Status:

July 9, 2012: Governor Rick Perry (R) has rejected federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. With Republican majorities in the legislature, there is much work to do, but there have been 22 different versions of Medicaid expansion bills filed in the legislature. 

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Medicaid: Arizona

Status:

June 13, 2013: Months after Governor Jan Brewer (R) announced her support for accepting federal funding to provide health coverage to the uninsured, this legislation has now passed both the AZ House and Senate! 

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Blog: Medicaid Expansion: The Struggle for Healthcare Continues

Nov 07, 2012 | By Ellen Albritton

Despite the great strides made by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), public health and healthcare advocacy does not end with its passage.  Read more

Blog: Healthcare For All – Is it Constitutional? UPDATE

Mar 30, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

NETWORK continues to fully support the Affordable Care Act. Read more