Both the 'Private Option' and Traditional Medicaid Expansions Improved Access to Care for Low-Income Adults

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This study examines the experiences of low-income adults during the first year of the ACA Medicaid expansion in three states that adopted different strategies: Kentucky, which expanded traditional Medicaid coverage; Arkansas, which used the private option; and Texas, which did not expand Medicaid. It found that low-income adults in Kentucky and Arkansas were more likely to be insured and less likely to have problems paying medical bills or affording prescriptions than low-income adults in Texas.

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Date: Jan 2016
Author: The Commonwealth Fund