What Health Insurance Coverage Changes Are the Uninsured Anticipating for 2014?

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What Health Insurance Coverage Changes Are the Uninsured Anticipating for 2014?

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On January 1, 2014, millions of uninsured adults became eligible for subsides to purchase health insurance or newly eligible for Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many factors could shape whether uninsured adults decide to take advantage of the ACAs coverage expansions. This brief examines one such factoruninsured adults expectations about their coverage status and their access to financial assistance for obtaining coverage as the ACA rollout begins. As ACA implementation proceeds, this analysis offers new insight into uninsured adults expectations for gains in health insurance coverage under the ACA and provides an early indication of the potential coverage changes for the uninsured in the year ahead.

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