Arkansas: Medicaid "Private Option" enrollment reaches 205K
My last official update of Medicaid expansion in Arkansas (via their "private option" system) had the number at 192,210 as of 8/08. They've added nearly 13,000 more since then:
Thru 8/31 205,097 Arkansans have gained coverage via the "private option" for Medicaid expansion.
— David Ramsey (@ArkDavey) September 8, 2014
UPDATE: More details from Ramsey re. the 205K breakdown:
- 172,761 are enrolled in private QHP plans via Medicaid funding (the "private option" part)
- 21,496 were routed over to "regular" Medicaid due to the specifics of their situation
- 10,840 are still being processed; they're covered by Medicaid until their status is resolved