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The average per-person payments to insurance companies under Arkansas' private-option Medicaid program fell this month for the eighth consecutive month, according to figures released Thursday by the state Department of Human Services.

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Information about Arkansas' private-option costs.

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Print Headline: Private-option costs fall again per individual


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  • Dontcallmenames
    December 19, 2014 at 9:28 a.m.

    But how much did costs go up for the rest of us working individuals with families?

  • carpenterretired
    December 19, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.

    In the ten years before the ACA health insurance premiums went up 10 %to !5% a year ,in 2015 national premiums will increase around 5%,in Arkansas according to the newspaper exchange premiums will decrease 2% decreases have not occurred since the 1950s. But with the ACA providing health care for 250,000 lower income people and preexisting people,hospitals and providers are being paid for these people and no longer have to add the losses from 250,000 without insurance to the bills of those with insurance in order to stay in business,of course the insurance cos. in order to stay in business had to past that cost on in higher premiums. So without the ACA free markets would have continued to have double digit increases.