Arkansas Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income residents, including children, pregnant women, parents, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

Program NameArkansas Medicaid
Expanded MedicaidYes
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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Arkansas Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of Arkansas, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income.

You must also be one of the following:*

  • Pregnant
  • Be responsible for a child 17 years of age or younger
  • Have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability

* ACA Medicaid expansion covers eligible low-income adults.

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)

Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)

*For households with more than eight people, add $6,038 per additional person.

Available Services Include:

Ambulance serviceNursing home care
Autism waiverLiving choices assisted living
Child health servicesMedical equipment
ChiropractorMental health services
Community health centersNon-emergency transportation
Dental careNurse practitioners
Disability servicesPersonal care
Doctors’ servicesPodiatrist
Emergency room servicesPrescription drugs
HearingRehabilitative services
Home health servicesRural health clinic
Hospice careTherapy (physical, occupational, or speech)
Hospital careTobacco cessation program
ImmunizationsVision care
Lab tests and X-raysWell-child care
Long-term careWomen's health


Copayments or coinsurance are charges that beneficiaries pay when they receive a service.

  Income under 100 % FPLIncome 100-138 % FPL
ArkansasFederal MaximumArkansas RulesFederal Rules
Preventive servicesNone$411None10% of cost
Outpatient servicesNone$4None10% of cost
Institutional services10% of first day of chargesUp to 50% of first day of charges10% of first day of chargesUp to 50% of first day of charges, or 10% of cost
Emergency servicesNoneNot AllowedNoneNot Allowed
Non-emergency use of ERNone$8None$8
Prescription drugs$0.50 to $3.00$4 Preferred$0.50 to $3.00$4 Preferred Drugs
PremiumsNoneNot AllowedNoneNot allowed

Copays are not charged for the following:

  • Low-income children
  • Foster children
  • Individuals in hospice care
  • Emergency services
  • Family planning services
  • Preventive care for children
  • Pregnancy-related care