Health
Insurance Coverage Rates
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Health Insurance Coverage Rate
2016
Arkansas County89%
Ashley County96%
Baxter County94%
Benton County90%
Boone County94%
Bradley County95%
Calhoun County95%
Carroll County92%
Chicot County98%
Clark County91%
Clay County92%
Cleburne County94%
Cleveland County93%
Columbia County89%
Conway County94%
Craighead County91%
Crawford County90%
Crittenden County88%
Cross County85%
Dallas County93%
Desha County93%
Drew County97%
Faulkner County94%
Franklin County87%
Fulton County97%
Garland County95%
Grant County93%
Greene County89%
Hempstead County90%
Hot Spring County93%
Howard County89%
Independence County90%
Izard County95%
Jackson County89%
Jefferson County92%
Johnson County89%
Lafayette County88%
Lawrence County90%
Lee County89%
Lincoln County92%
Little River County97%
Logan County87%
Lonoke County93%
Madison County91%
Marion County92%
Miller County96%
Mississippi County92%
Monroe County86%
Montgomery County94%
Nevada County90%
Newton County94%
Ouachita County91%
Perry County95%
Phillips County91%
Pike County90%
Poinsett County92%
Polk County90%
Pope County87%
Prairie County89%
Pulaski County93%
Randolph County89%
Saline County94%
Scott County87%
Searcy County92%
Sebastian County85%
Sevier County90%
Sharp County93%
St. Francis County85%
Stone County93%
Union County95%
Van Buren County95%
Washington County90%
White County92%
Woodruff County87%
Yell County91%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







NATIONAL RANKING
27

OUT OF 51
2016

STATE TREND

Increasing


90%

2016

What does this measure?

The percentage of adults who are covered by some form of health insurance, including public programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.

Why is this important?

Health insurance is critical to accessing medical care and financial stability. People without insurance may delay necessary care and forgo preventive care altogether, which can lead to more serious and costly medical problems in the future. A major illness or injury can financially ruin an uninsured family.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2016, 90% of residents had health insurance, up from 76% in 2011 and even with the nation due to a large increase in 2014 following implementation of the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid. Arkansas is 27th in the nation on this indicator. Health insurance coverage was similar across several groups, except that Hispanics had a much lower rate, 67%, and men (87%) trailed women (92%).

Within Arkansas, the lowest rates were in Sebastian, St. Francis and Cross Counties (all 85%) and the highest in Chicot County at 98%.

Notes about the data

National data comes from a survey designed to collect scientific data on health risks and behaviors.




Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Health Insurance Coverage Rate
201120122013201420152016
Arkansas76%75%77%84%88%90%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention






Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Health Insurance Coverage Rate by Race
American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-HispanicBlack, non-HispanicHispanicMultiracial, non-HispanicWhite, non-Hispanic
Arkansas92%90%67%84%91%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Health Insurance Coverage Rate by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas92%87%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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