The Obamacare ‘private’ option may be DOA in Arkansas Senate

By Nic Horton | The Arkansas Project

After Tuesday night’s election results, the future of the Obamacare “private” option appears even shakier. That’s because the anti-PO caucus was successful at moving one of their leaders from the House to the Senate; this could roadblock the PO in the 2015 session.

As I reported yesterday, Rep. Terry Rice was successful in his bid to unseat incumbent Senator Bruce Holland in District 9. Rice has been a strong, consistent opponent of the “private” option since its inception. Holland, on the other hand, was a PO booster, even campaigning on the issue. With no Democrat on the ballot, Rice will be unopposed in November. He will be the next senator from District 9.

at The Arkansas Project.

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