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Now let's move forward with health
Now let's move forward with health
Posted by Elisabeth Wright Burak on January 25th 2011



House bill 1053, an attempt to remove requirements under the new health care law, failed to get out of the House committee this morning.

We detailed here yesterday why this bill moves the state backward, and not ahead, on the health of Arkansans. 

Next up: look for Senate Bill 65, which would eliminate red tape in ARKids First. Please call your senators and representatives to support this bill that would help us ensure children receive health care they are already eligible to receive.  



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