Most younger than 40 in private-option plans

Good news for insured, state says

Posted: January 16, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford said he expects more young people to enroll over the next few months.

More than half of the people enrolled in private, Medicaid-funded plans in Arkansas under the so-called private option are under age 40, and 77 percent are younger than 50, according to information released Wednesday by the state Department of Human Services.

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