Audio – Senator Keith Ingram Reporting News From 90th General Assembly
September 1st, 2016 • News

September 1, 2016 – Senator Keith Ingram audio report of news from the 90th General Assembly.

In this week’s report:

  • Few issues outline the political divide in our nation more clearly than healthcare and the government’s role in helping people gain access to healthcare
  • Last week the state’s Department of Human Services issued a report that more than 300,000 Arkansas residents have signed up for our expanded medicaid program, Arkansas Works
  • There are a few legislators who think that the sky is falling because 300,000 have enrolled rather than the original estimate of 250,000. They ignore reports by an independent consultant who says it will be a financial plus for Arkansas in the years to come
  • They are overlooking the fact that hundreds of thousands of our neighbors and loved ones can now afford to go to the doctor when they get sick. Put me in the category of those who believe it’s a good thing that 300,000 people signed up for the expanded medicaid program

 

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