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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