A State-by-State Look at How the Uninsured Fare Under the ACA

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The ACA includes coverage options for people across the income spectrum, but there are big differences in eligibility for coverage depending on whether a state expands Medicaid or not. In states that expand Medicaid, all legal residents with incomes up to four times the poverty level are eligible for financial assistance if other coverage is not available. In states that do not expand, some uninsured people (particularly children) are already eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, though many adults below poverty will fall into a “coverage gap” with no assistance. This interactive map allows you to see how many currently uninsured people in each state are estimated to be eligible for Medicaid or tax credits, or in the coverage gap. State profile fact sheets are also available for more details on how the ACA could expand coverage in each state.

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Date: Jan 2014
Author: Kaiser Family Foundation