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Feds Approve Arkansas Private Option Health Care Plan

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The federal government has officially approved Arkansas' Medicaid waiver request, paving the way for the implementation of the Arkansas Private Option.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The federal government has officially approved Arkansas' Medicaid waiver request, paving the way for the implementation of the Arkansas Private Option. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gave Governor Beebe the go ahead Friday.

"Arkansas came up with its own plan to expand Medicaid using the private-insurance market, and Secretary Sebelius and her team worked to ensure that we had the flexibility to make that plan a reality," Governor Beebe said. "Our actions have drawn positive attention from across the country, and now we will focus on getting this insurance to the Arkansans who need it to lead healthier, more productive lives."

According to the Governor's Office, the Arkansas Private Option will use federal Medicaid funds to provide insurance-premium assistance to more than 200,000 Arkansans living near or below the Federal Poverty Line. It's all part of the state's Health Insurance Marketplace, which becomes active on Tuesday, October 1.

For more information, CLICK HERE to access the Arkansas Health Connector or call 1-855-283-3483.
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