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Medicaid and the Young Invincibles Under the Affordable Care Act: Who Knew? (Policy Briefs/Timely Analysis of Health Policy Issues)
Lisa Dubay, Genevieve M. Kenney, Elena Zarabozo
Not getting much attention is the 5.4 million uninsured young adults who will be eligible for Medicaid in 2014. Young adults eligible for Medicaid are a heterogeneous group but over half have an existing connection to another government program. However, 4.3 million uninsured young adults with incomes below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level will not be eligible for Medicaid because they live in states that are not expanding, most of whom will remain uninsured, given their lack of access to affordable coverage.