LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Many of the uninsured are keeping a close eye on the health care expansion debate at the Capitol.
Carl Price is one of 250,000 Arkansans who would benefit from the Legislature's decision to provide funding.
On Thursday, lawmakers passed a bill that would create the private option, allowing low-income Arkansans to buy health insurance on exchanges that start next year. Funding the private option is up for a vote.
The non-profit organization group Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families said many of the uninsured avoid doctor's visits because they can't afford to go. The neglect leads to chronic illnesses."I don't make enough money during the month to afford health care or insurance because I have to feed myself, too," Price said.