More Kids Covered by Health Insurance but Challenges Linger

AACF releases study showing that more Arkansas kids are being covered by health insurance, yet many challenges remain.

The number of uninsured children dropped in Arkansas even as families continued to feel the effects of the recent recession.  Our new report, Crossing the Finish Line: The 2011 State of Children’s Health Insurance in Arkansas, provides a detailed look at how the state’s uninsured children fared in recent years and what the outlook is for their future. The report shows that the uninsured rate for kids dropped in Arkansas from 9.4 percent to 7.3 percent between 2008 and 2010, but also highlights the need for continued work to cover the 54,000 children who remain uninsured.

Click here to read the full report.