Quiz: Knowledge is Power: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion – Arkansas Works – A Brief History

This quiz will test your knowledge on the history of Obamacare Medicaid Expansion – Arkansas Works. It will highlight the politicians responsible for it’s inception, continuation, and funding. See below more details on this welfare program and take the quiz below to test your knowledge on its history.


Snapshot of Obamacare Medicaid Expansion – Arkansas Works

  • Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), states can expand Medicaid health insurance coverage to include any individuals making under 138% of the poverty level ($16,643 for a single person; $33,948 for family of four).
  • The state of Arkansas decided to expand Medicaid in a different way, using taxpayer money to buy private insurance plans from private, for-profit health insurance companies.
  • This was originally called the Private Option, but the name was changed to Arkansas Works under Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
  • Once the program is fully phased in, federal tax dollars will be paying 90% of the cost and state tax dollars will pay 10%. Arkansans pay federal and state taxes.
  • Obamacare Medicaid Expansion – Arkansas Works is primarily a welfare program for able-bodied, working age adults, many of whom don’t/won’t work.
  • There is no work requirement to receive this health insurance.
  • Hardworking taxpayers continue to subsidize this welfare program in Arkansas through paying higher premiums, having their own insurance premiums taxed, and paying federal and state taxes.
  • The program is also crippling the Arkansas state budget, with the Governor, state budget chairman, and many others recognizing the program is unsustainable.
  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson continues to fully support and implement this Obamacare welfare program.



Sources for Questions:
1. Source: http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/private-option-funding-bill-signed-into-law/206928686
2. Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/20/us/arkansas-governor-wants-to-keep-medicaid-expansion-but-with-changes.html ;
3. Source : https://www.healthinsurance.org/arkansas-medicaid/
3. Source: SB96 of 2015 Legislative Session (Act 46)
4. Source: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/apr/21/house-approves-medicaid-funding-bill/
5. Source: SB121 of Fiscal Session 2016 – Compare Vote on April 14 to Vote on April 20.
6. Source: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/mar/28/state-proposed-fiscal-18-budget-put-at-/