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Halter calls on Ark. lawmakers to advance health

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By ANDREW DeMILLO
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Halter says Arkansas lawmakers have a chance to advance health care in the state as they weigh whether to expand Medicaid's eligibility under the federal health law.

Halter told The Associated Press on Monday he would avoid talking about specific negotiations between Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe and Republicans on the proposed Medicaid expansion. But Halter said he believes turning down expanded coverage paid for by the federal government doesn't make sense.

Halter said he planned to run on a set of proposals that would improve education and job prospects and help advance middle class families. Halter is a former lieutenant governor who announced last month he was running for governor.

Halter said he's encouraged by the support he's received so far in his bid.

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