Private Option Fails In State House For Fourth Time

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For the fourth time in a row, the Arkansas House of Representatives has failed to pass a medicaid expansion known as the “private option,” according to a tweet from the Arkansas House on Friday (Feb.21).

The final tally for the vote was 71 to 18.

The private option needed 75 votes to pass.

An identical version of the House measure passed in the state Senate on Feb. 20.