Brief Medicaid and the Young Invincibles Under the Affordable Care Act: Who Knew?
Lisa Dubay, Genevieve M. Kenney, Elena Zarabozo
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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.

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Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program 
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