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A bump up for kids’ coverage in Arkansas

A new federal law provides an opportunity for Arkansas to expand children’s health coverage while spending less at the state level. We need to make sure we take advantage of this opportunity while also ensuring that any cost savings...

Thanking the Arkansas delegation for CHIP vote

AACF would like to thank the U.S. House of Representatives for taking action earlier today to ensure children in Arkansas and across the nation continue to get the quality health care coverage they need to succeed. Today’s bipartisan U.S....

Statement on Private Option passage

Statement from Rich Huddleston, executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, on the passage of the Private Option: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) would like to applaud the legislature for backing Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s plan...

Open Enrollment ends February 15

February 15 is the last day that consumers can sign up for affordable health coverage through HealthCare.gov. To help people get enrolled, the Arkansas Navigator Coalition is promoting events throughout the state during the last two weeks of Open...

Insuring Arkansas’s Children

Because ARKids First is a vital link to health services for so many of our state’s children, we must very carefully consider any changes to coverage options. In Arkansas, 52 percent of children receive coverage through ARKids First (Arkansas’s Medicaid and the Children’s Health...

Supporting enrollment in Arkansas

Last year, more than 700 assisters were trained and licensed to help consumers enroll in coverage offered through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace and Arkansas’s Private Option. The experience of enrollment assisters provides an important perspective for...