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Arkansas
Coverage1
Employer 45.0%
Individual 6.3%
Uninsured 8.0%
Public 40.8%

Arkansas At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $5,722
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 21.9%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 36.1%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 87.1%
Had No Trouble Finding a Doctor in the past year (2016) 96.9%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year (2016) 97.9%
AFFORDABILITY3
Adults Who Forgo Needed Medical Care (2017) 16.4%
People with High Medical Care Cost Burden (2017) 24.9%
Made Changes to Medical Drugs Because of Cost in Past Year (2016) 33.3%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2016) 70.0%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2016) 23.2%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2016) 8.6%
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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The sum of percentages may not be 100%, due to rounding. 
    2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
    3. SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.