Brief How Are Moms Faring under the Affordable Care Act? Evidence through 2014
Michael Karpman, Jason Gates, Genevieve M. Kenney, Stacey McMorrow
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This brief focuses on the health insurance coverage experiences under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of mothers living with dependent children. Using 1997–2014 data from the National Health Interview Survey, we examine trends in uninsurance among mothers nationally and for mothers in states that did and did not expand Medicaid under the ACA by May 2014. We also assess changes from 2013 to 2014 in the characteristics of uninsured mothers and uninsurance rates for various subgroups of mothers, as well as reasons for being uninsured among mothers without coverage in 2014.
Research Areas Health and health care Families Children and youth
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Private insurance Children's health and development
Policy Centers Health Policy Center