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How the Great State of Arkansas May Fare Under the Affordable Care Act

  • 401,000 more Arkansans with health insurance
  • 30% more non-elderly Arkansans with Medicaid
  • 1,100 deaths prevented annually by the increase in Medicaid enrollment
  • 6,200 new jobs created by economic growth stemming from insurance expansion
  • $550,000,000 in net economic growth, accounting for subsidies, Medicaid expansion, taxes, and Medicare cuts

These calculations reflect likely conditions in 2016, given a fully implemented Affordable Care Act.

For study details, see Carter C. Price and Evan Saltzman, The Economic Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Arkansas, RAND Corporation, 2013, at www.rand.org/t/rr157.

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