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October 2015

The Private Option: Health Insurance for Working Arkansas Residents

In 2014, Arkansas accepted federal funds to provide health insurance to more low-income residents through the private option. The private option gives Arkansas residents with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,720 for a family of three in 2015) the chance to enroll in affordable health insurance. Our analysis finds that 58 percent of those who stand to gain health coverage through the private option are working.

Our infographic shows the top occupations held by these Arkansas residents. View the methodology (PDF) and learn more about other states.