Help promote public policies that improve health care coverage, access, and quality for Arkansas’s children and families.
Since April 1, more than 420,000 Arkansans enrolled in Medicaid were removed from the program, losing their coverage for the first time since early 2020.
65% of Arkansas's rural kids have health insurance through Medicaid and ARKids First.
Arkansas’s 2023 General Assembly passed 889 bills. Many of these new laws will impact Arkansas’s kids. From depression-screening coverage for pregnant women and new moms to free school meals for more kids, our Kids at the Capitol 2023 Legislative...
No one who is eligible for Medicaid should have to go without coverage.
Protecting Children’s Health Coverage in the Face of Major Challenges Arkansas has historically been a leader in children’s health coverage, with almost 95% of our state’s children covered by health insurance. But we’re entering a critical period to hold...
Here you'll find an overview of bills that Arkansas Advocates either supports or opposes.
Overall, we’re relieved to see that some key provisions will make life measurably better for Arkansas’s children.
On August 9, 2022, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that Arkansas will be expanding its Medicaid programs to include more coverage for new and expecting mothers. With the help of federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, Arkansas will...
On November 1, 2022, the open enrollment period for health insurance plans under the ACA through the Health Insurance Marketplace begins.