Health
Insurance Coverage Rates
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Health Insurance Coverage Rate
2017
Arkansas County89%
Ashley County92%
Baxter County87%
Benton County93%
Boone County85%
Bradley County94%
Calhoun County95%
Carroll County92%
Chicot County88%
Clark County92%
Clay County100%
Cleburne County89%
Cleveland County92%
Columbia County96%
Conway County88%
Craighead County94%
Crawford County91%
Crittenden County83%
Cross County90%
Dallas County93%
Desha County91%
Drew County92%
Faulkner County88%
Franklin County92%
Fulton County90%
Garland County96%
Grant County92%
Greene County98%
Hempstead County92%
Hot Spring County95%
Howard County93%
Independence County92%
Izard County90%
Jackson County94%
Jefferson County90%
Johnson County90%
Lafayette County90%
Lawrence County98%
Lee County84%
Lincoln County86%
Little River County95%
Logan County93%
Lonoke County88%
Madison County92%
Marion County85%
Miller County90%
Mississippi County88%
Monroe County92%
Montgomery County94%
Nevada County93%
Newton County89%
Ouachita County96%
Perry County91%
Phillips County94%
Pike County90%
Poinsett County90%
Polk County97%
Pope County90%
Prairie County92%
Pulaski County91%
Randolph County100%
Saline County93%
Scott County95%
Searcy County89%
Sebastian County93%
Sevier County98%
Sharp County96%
St. Francis County85%
Stone County90%
Union County95%
Van Buren County89%
Washington County91%
White County88%
Woodruff County93%
Yell County92%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







NATIONAL RANKING
23

OUT OF 51
2017

STATE TREND

Increasing


90%

2017

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 2017, 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 had the 23rd highest rate in the nation on this indicator, including the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Health insurance coverage was similar across several groups, except that Hispanics had a much lower rate, 68%, and men (86%) trailed women (93%).

Within Arkansas in 2017, the lowest rates were in Crittenden (83%) and Lee (84%) Counties and the highest in Clay and Randolph Counties both 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
2011201220132014201520162017
Arkansas76%75%77%84%88%90%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
Arkansas95%87%68%85%92%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention





Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Health Insurance Coverage Rate by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas93%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 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 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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