Arkansas legislative session may end without a Medicaid budget

By Nic Horton | The Arkansas Project

You’ve probably heard about the allegedly terrifying consequences of the Arkansas Legislature ending the fiscal session without a Medicaid budget — which, to state the obvious, is looking more and more likely. I’ve written about the scare tactics coming from state bureaucrats, the unfounded fears of a “zombie apocalypse,” and the empty nature of Speaker Carter’s “government shutdown” threats.

We have an idea of what will not happen if the Legislature heads home without funding Medicaid for next year. But what would happen? Don’t take my word for it — take it from former Bureau of Legislative Research chief David Ferguson. In this new memo from Conduit For Action, Ferguson outlines what would happen in this scenario. Here are some highlights.

at The Arkansas Project.

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