From revolutionary science to the impact of Obamacare, every week The Motley Fool's health care team sits down to discuss the most fascinating developments across the health care industry and their implications for long-term investors. In this week's edition, the team talks about the disruptive potential of a new iPhone app, as well as an FDA inquiry that could have negative implications for some of the pharmaceutical industry's biggest players. In addition, our analysts dive into some of the stocks making big moves over the past week and discuss companies on their radar for the near future.

In the following segment of the show, health care bureau chief Brenton Flynn discusses why the health insurance industry has its eyes on Arkansas. The state's creative plans to expand Medicaid could catch on nationwide -- and have meaningful implications for health insurance stocks.


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The relevant video segment can be found between 14:22 and 16:10.

The article Obamacare vs. Arkansas: The Great Health Insurance Debate originally appeared on Fool.com.

Brenton FlynnDavid Williamson, and Max Macaluso, Ph.D. have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends UnitedHealth Group and WellPoint. The Motley Fool owns shares of WellPoint. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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