Arkansas Legislature
6:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Politics And The Private Option: An Analysis With Jay Barth

Hear the full interview with Jay Barth above.

The private option, Arkansas's alternative answer to the full-out Medicaid expansion prescribed by the federal Affordable Care Act continues to hold up progress on the state budget in this fiscal legislative session.

With the political climate surrounding this most-divisive issue, could a few lawmakers be holding out till after the political filing period to cast their vote for the alternative plan? Political scientist Jay Barth joins us to discuss some of the political aspects of this vote.