ERIC Number: ED443566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Uninsured Children in Arkansas. Special Report.
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.
This Kids Count special report examines the relationship between poverty status and the number of children in Arkansas lacking health insurance. The report also presents information on two programs providing health care to Arkansas children whose parents lack insurance coverage, Medicaid and ARKids First. The report describes how these two programs are administered and presents statistics on the number of Arkansas children served by the two programs. The report further defines the categories of Arkansas Medicaid and delineates federal poverty guidelines and program income thresholds for Arkansas health programs. The report notes that 21 percent of Arkansas children are without health insurance. The percentage of children without insurance varies by poverty level. Approximately 35 percent of Arkansas's children are served by the Medicaid program. More than 50,000 children had been enrolled in the ARKids First program by February 2000. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Children, Federal Programs, Health Insurance, Poverty, Program Descriptions, State Programs
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 523 South Louisiana, Suite 700, Little Rock, AR 72201; Tel: 501-371-9678; Fax: 501-371-9681; Web site: http://www.aradvocates.org/kidscount.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program