Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families recognizes the importance of adequate health care being available and accessible for all children and families.
This legislative session, our lawmakers decided to make health coverage affordable for more Arkansas citizens. The "Private Option" will allow the state to use Medicaid dollars to buy private insurance plans for low-income Arkansans, thus providing an affordable health coverage option to 250,000 people. You can read more about the Private Option, and how it will help Arkansas families, here.
Want to know more about the state of children's health here in Arkansas?
Read our recent report, "Crossing the Finish Line 2012: Nearing the home stretch for covering kids and parents in Arkansas"
Other Recent publications and policy briefs:
POLICY BRIEF: Strengthening Medicaid Helps Familes
TOOLS YOU CAN USE: Check out our Medicaid toolkit, complete with county-level data, graphics, information that's easy to share!
(Also check out our ARVoices blog for more frequent updates on issues related to children's health.)
For older publications, visit our ARCHIVES PAGE.