Hats Off to Reps. Lampkin and Wardlaw


This past Tuesday, Representative David Meeks presented a bill to the Arkansas House of Representatives’ Public Health Committee in Little Rock.  The bill, HB 1053, would have prevented Arkansans from being penalized for failing to purchase government-approved health insurance under the recently-passed federal healthcare law.

Sadly, the bill was voted down, 12 to 7.  However, an interesting thing happened: Two Democrats voted for the bill, Sheilla Lampkin and Jeff Wardlaw.