Fact Sheet Most Uninsured People Gaining Medicaid Eligibility under Potential Expansion Would Have Incomes below the Federal Poverty Level
Michael Simpson, Jessica Banthin, Matthew Buettgens
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As of December 2020, 36 states and the District of Columbia had expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We find that if the remaining 14 states had expanded eligibility in 2020, 6.8 million uninsured people would be eligible for Medicaid in those states—an increase of 4.8 million people over Medicaid eligibility for the uninsured without expansion.

Research Areas Health and health care Families
Tags Economic well-being Federal health care reform Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Health insurance
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