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  • Arkansas Health Care Independence Act of 2013 Our summary provides an overview of Arkansas's unique, bi-partisan solution to extending Medicaid health benefits to those who qualify under the Affordable Care Act.
  • If you don't have health insurance you owe it to yourself to check this out. Arkansas Surgeon General, Dr. Joe Thompson, has posted an update to his video describing the steps to getting covered through the Private Option or Health Insurance Exchange including who will qualify for which. If you have shared the link to this video, please note that it changed with the update as of March 31, 2014.
  • Webinar - Arkansas Health Care Needs Questionnaire: Primer on Implementation This webinar was conducted March 19, 2014 by ACHI with the AR Medicaid Office and Agency for Health care Research and Quality (AHRQ), discussing the design, use and results of a questionnaire used to determine those enrollees in the Arkansas Health Care Independence Program (Private Option) with exceptional health needs that will be better served by traditional Medicaid.

ACHI was envisioned as an organization dedicated to change—change that leads to improved health for all Arkansans. While we have made positive strides in changing Arkansas’s health environment, our work is far from finished. Ongoing activities as well as historical successes are described in Our Work.

As our nation and state undergo dramatic and rapid shifts, ACHI is committed to adapting to these changing opportunities and challenges and works to keep you up to date on the latest news and events that impact the health of Arkansans. Please visit our News & Events page for the most recent information that affects our policy work.

ACHI’s activities are centered in three Areas of Focus that influence the health of Arkansans—disease prevention health promotion, access to quality care, and health care financing—with supporting infrastructure of health data and research.

Links to our numerous policy issue briefs, reports, and research briefs, along with tools for those working to combat childhood obesity can be found in the Resource Library.