Brief Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans 50–64: Medicaid Expansion and Marketplace Implementation Increased Health Coverage
Adam Weiss, Timothy A. Waidmann, Kyle J. Caswell
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A survey conducted by the Urban Institute and AARP shows that the share of 50- to 64-year-olds without health insurance fell between December 2013 and March 2014. In states that expanded their Medicaid programs, a greater share of previously uninsured adults gained coverage, particularly among groups that have traditionally faced barriers to obtaining it. The survey also found that the newly insured differed in key ways from those who reported being insured for all of the past 12 months. On average, more were low income, and more reported that they had had trouble paying medical bills. This paper is part of a series that looks at the experience of 50- to 64-year-olds during the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Private insurance
Policy Centers Health Policy Center