John Boozman

Arkansas senators, governor back health law repeal effort

Arkansas' Republican governor said Tuesday he backs a revived effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, and the state's two GOP senators said they also support the legislation.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the legislation gaining momentum in the U.S. Senate to replace much of the law with block grants to states addresses concerns he raised that past repeal efforts would have shifted too much cost to the states. Hutchinson said he believes the latest legislation would give Arkansas and other states more flexibility than repeal legislation that failed earlier this summer.

"I see this bill as the best and last opportunity to repeal the Affordable Care...