by Max Brantley
Sen. Michael Lamoureux made the president pro tem's appointments yesterday. Today:
Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace Board of Directors:
Mike Castleberry, Little Rock. Appointment expires July 1, 2019.
Castleberry is the Vice-president of Network and Business Development at HealthScope Benefits in Little Rock.
Chris Parker, Little Rock. Appointment expires July 1, 2021.
Parker is a partner at Eichenbaum, Liles P.A. in Little Rock.
Annabelle Imber Tuck, Little Rock. Appointment expires July 1, 2017.
Tuck is a retired Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court and currently serves as a Public Service Fellow and Jurist-in-Residence at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.
The board will oversee aspects of the implementation of Obamacare in Arkansas. House Speaker Dave Carter also gets three appointments. Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford and DHS Director John Selig serve by virtue of their offices. An observer notes that board members so far include 7 males and 1 female, all white.