Arkansas residents with health care insurance rise
September 15, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A government agency survey says the percentage of Arkansas residents with health care insurance is on the rise, putting the state above the national average.
The number of uninsured residents dropped last year by almost 46,000 to nearly 231,800, according to the survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The state ranked 25th in the percentage of residents with coverage last year, an improvement from 2015 when the state ranked 30th, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
"Those are strong numbers for the state, and actually may represent a first time ever on a h...