Gov. Mike Beebe said the political rhetoric on Capitol Hill will not
influence his decision whether to accept federal dollars to expand
Arkansas' Medicaid program.
Tax hikes to help out publicly funded hospitals, others may have to
raise their prices, and charities that support hospitals might have to
ramp their fundraising efforts.
A mandate in the new healthcare law that's been overshadowed by all
the attention on the Supreme Court ruling is expanding Medicaid coverage.
The political fight between Arkansas Democrats and Republicans over healthcare reform is far from over.
Companies with 50 employees or more must provide their workers with healthcare insurance starting in 2014.