Arkansas Medicaid

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A definition of Medicaid in Arkansas*

"Medicaid is a program that helps pay for medically necessary medical services for needy and low-income persons. It uses state and federal government money. The Department of Human Services (DHS) runs the Medicaid program in Arkansas. "
*source: Arkansas Medicaid (website), Division of Medical Services, Department of Human Services, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-1437

In reality, Medicaid is not one program but many:
  • An insurance program for children, parents, pregnant women, elders, and people with disabilities who meet certain low income requirements;
  • A program of chronic and long-term care for people with disabilities, including people with mental illness, and low income elderly;
  • A supplement to Medicare for low-income elderly and people with disabilities; and
  • A source of funding for uncompensated care in hospitals.
*source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio, Columbus, OH 43215-4198

The Arkansas ARKids program:

"ARKids First health insurance provides two coverage options for more than 70,000 Arkansas children who otherwise might have gone without. ARKids A offers low-income families a comprehensive package of benefits. ARKids B provides coverage for families with higher incomes.
  • ARKids First is health care insurance for children.
  • ARKids First has two programs: ARKids First-A and ARKids First-B.
  • ARKids First-A is Medicaid for children.
  • ARKids First-B is for people who make too much money to get regular Medicaid, but still do not have health insurance for their children.
source: Arkansas Division of Medical Services, Department of Human Services, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-1437

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Medicaid in Arkansas: How It Works; An Introduction to Arkansas Medicaid

Arkansas Medicaid Eligibility, How to get Medicaid in Arkansas


Applying for Arkansas Medicaid

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    How do I apply?

    source:Arkansas Medicaid, Arkansas Division of Medical Services
    languages: English
    from the web page:
    "To apply for Medicaid, go to the Department of Human Services (DHS) office in the county where you live. If you are not able to go there, you may have a relative or a friend apply for you. You must sign an application form and give certain information about yourself and your family. The county office will determine your eligibility..."


Other Health Care Programs in Arkansas;


Children's Medicaid: Health Programs for Children: Arkansas ARKids First:


Arkansas Medicaid Benefits and Coverage: Medicaid Services


Arkansas Medicaid and Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Long Term Care


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