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Thanks Senator Boozman

As we are all either trying to wind our way down to the new year or get those last couple of presents squared away, Washington, DC was at it again trying to spend away the future. The good news is that Senator Boozman kept his promise to preserve spending limits. We hope that you take [...]

Issues

The Arkansas Scheme to Expand Medicaid

April 04, 2013

By: Nicole Kaeding In February, Governor Beebe of Arkansas met with Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius to discuss a new plan to expand Medicaid. Under Beebe’s plan, Arkansas would expand Medicaid to cover all individuals below 138% of the federal poverty level, but the individuals would be put into President Obama’s health insurance exchanges, [...]

Mandating what products companies use is bad for business

March 13, 2013

AFP-Arkansas opposes Senate Bill 54, which mandates that state construction projects use 25% “Made in America” steel and iron materials. This patriotic-sounding mandate sounds great, but as with every other government mandate, it is the taxpayers who suffer from the resulting high costs and increased waste. By mandating what types of products a construction project [...]

Tell Senator Pryor to Stop the EPA

June 11, 2012 J,

During his 2008 campaign, President Obama promised, “if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them.” It’s now 2012, and here’s how he’s doing it. The EPA’s new Utility MACT regulation has the stated purpose of reducing mercury emissions at power plants, but there is no [...]

Tell Governor Beebe No to Health Insurance Exchanges

April 05, 2012

Tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Arkansas Legislators on the Arkansas Legislative Council (ALC) Committee will undertake several important matters. One that we would like to highlight, though, is about the gift that keeps on giving - Health Insurance Exchanges.

As we've previously stated (and you, we're sure, know) - health insurance exchange legislation was killed during the 2012 regular session. The problem is that Governor Mike Beebe and Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford keep bringing it back up. This time the Governor and Commissioner Bradford will push legislators to spend $7.4 MILLION to implement Obama’s Health Care Exchange.