Health
Insurance Coverage Rates
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Health Insurance Coverage Rate
2018
Arkansas County89%
Ashley County92%
Baxter County91%
Benton County92%
Boone County95%
Bradley County93%
Calhoun County90%
Carroll County94%
Chicot County94%
Clark County83%
Clay County90%
Cleburne County90%
Cleveland County93%
Columbia County86%
Conway County90%
Craighead County90%
Crawford County88%
Crittenden County83%
Cross County86%
Dallas County86%
Desha County88%
Drew County95%
Faulkner County91%
Franklin County90%
Fulton County91%
Garland County93%
Grant County92%
Greene County92%
Hempstead County86%
Hot Spring County89%
Howard County85%
Independence County89%
Izard County89%
Jackson County91%
Jefferson County89%
Johnson County93%
Lafayette County86%
Lawrence County90%
Lee County82%
Lincoln County89%
Little River County88%
Logan County90%
Lonoke County92%
Madison County92%
Marion County91%
Miller County90%
Mississippi County88%
Monroe County83%
Montgomery County91%
Nevada County83%
Newton County95%
Ouachita County86%
Perry County93%
Phillips County81%
Pike County85%
Poinsett County89%
Polk County93%
Pope County90%
Prairie County89%
Pulaski County91%
Randolph County89%
Saline County90%
Scott County90%
Searcy County87%
Sebastian County90%
Sevier County90%
Sharp County81%
St. Francis County93%
Stone County91%
Union County89%
Van Buren County91%
Washington County90%
White County90%
Woodruff County87%
Yell County92%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







NATIONAL RANKING
35

OUT OF 51
2018

STATE TREND

Increasing


88%

2018

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 2018, 88% of residents had health insurance, up from 76% in 2011 and 1 point below the national rate due to a large increase in 2014 following implementation of the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid. Arkansas had the 35th highest rate in the nation on this indicator, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Health insurance coverage was at 86% for Black, non-Hispanics and 91% for White, non-Hispanics. Hispanics had a much lower rate, 64%, and men (86%) trailed women (90%).

Within Arkansas in 2018, the lowest rates were in Phillips (81%) and Sharp (81%) Counties and the highest in Newton, Boone and Drew counties, all at 100%.

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
20112012201320142015201620172018
Arkansas76%75%77%84%88%90%90%88%

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
Arkansas84%86%64%91%91%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Health Insurance Coverage Rate by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas90%86%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
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
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Maintaining
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
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 Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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