More than 200,000 have gained coverage via the Medicaid expansion private option | Arkansas Blog

Monday, September 8, 2014

More than 200,000 have gained coverage via the Medicaid expansion private option

Posted By on Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 12:14 PM

click to enlarge po_map_9_1.png

The Department of Human Services today released the latest enrollment figures on the private option, the state's unique plan using Medicaid dollars available via the Affordable Care Act to purchase private health insurance for low-income Arkansans. Through August 31, 205,097 Arkansans have gained coverage. 

Around 10 percent of private option enrollees are deemed "medically frail" based on a pre-enrollment health screener and routed to traditional Medicaid. As you can see from the graphic above (which also shows county by county enrollment, around 194,257 have fully completed enrollment, meaning they are either enrolled in a private plan (172,761) or routed to traditional Medicaid (21,496). Another 10,840 are still being processed and will either be enrolled in a private plan or deemed medically frail and enrolled in Medicaid. In the mean time, they are covered by Medicaid as soon as they're deemed eligible.  

Here are the demographics for enrollees, who continue to lean younger than the rest of the Marketplace. 

59 percent female
41 percent male

44 percent are age 19-34. Breaking down further: 

19-25 : 19 percent
26-34 : 25 percent
35-44:  21 percent
45-54:  20 percent
55-64:  14 percent

Below 100 percent federal poverty level: 81 percent
100-138 pecent FPL: 19 pecent

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (9)

Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-9 of 9

Add a comment

More by David Ramsey

  • Authorities investigate accusation against Dean Elliott

    An accusation has been lodged against Dean Elliott, the Dillard's lobbyist and former state representative who is running for the District 15 seat in the state Senate, by a woman who claims that he was involved in a 2016 hit and run incident on Tennyson Drive in Conway that left her with severe injuries. Through a lawyer, Elliott says the allegation is false and politically motivated.
    • May 17, 2018
  • Rep. Jana Della Rosa disputes that Randell Shelton's Paradigm Consulting was a "bogus company"

    During the trial of former state Sen. Jon Woods and consultant Randell Shelton, the prosecution described Shelton's Paradigm Strategic Consulting as a "bogus company." But Rep. Jana Della Rosa, who paid Paradigm in 2014 for help with campaign messaging, said that Shelton did legitimate work for her.
    • May 16, 2018
  • A senator's vanity

    Spotted in Little Rock...
    • May 16, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016
  • Antwan Phillips wants to make a difference in reducing Little Rock violence

    KARK/Fox 16's push to do something about Little Rock violence includes a spotlight on people trying to make a difference — in this episode Antwan Phillips, a lawyer at Wright, Lindsey and Jennings.
    • Aug 30, 2017
  • UPDATE: Hutchinson moves to cover himself on cut to War Memorial Stadium

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.
    • Oct 20, 2016

Most Recent Comments



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation