Governor Beebe Signs Private Option Bill into Law

Starting in January, 250-thousand uninsured Arkansans will be able to buy health insurance on exchanges.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Mike Beebe has signed the private option healthcare bill into law.

A signing ceremony at the State Capitol made it official.

Last week, both sides of the Arkansas Legislature passed the measure which makes healthcare available for more than 250,000 uninsured residents.

The law allows those Arkansans to be able to buy health insurance on exchanges that start January 1, 2014 as part of the Federal Affordable Care Act.

Statement from Senator Mark Pryor on Today’s Signing of Historic Healthcare Legislation:
"Thanks to the Arkansas General Assembly’s groundbreaking vote, hundreds of thousands of hard-working Arkansans will now have access to affordable and reliable healthcare. I commend Republicans and Democrats for working together to improve access to healthcare and using the funding provided through the Affordable Care Act to benefit the people and economy of Arkansas."

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