Providing Coverage for the Remaining Uninsured: Strategies from States and Localities
The number of uninsured nonelderly adults fell by an estimated 10.3 million between September 2013 and early March 2014 because of provisions in the Affordable Care Act for private insurance reforms, the establishment of the Health Insurance Marketplace, and Medicaid expansion. Yet the remaining uninsured population is expected to reach 30 million by 2017. While the health care safety net is able to provide care to many of the remaining uninsured, a number of public and private initiatives at the state and local levels have sought to find additional solutions. This fact sheet describes a number of such examples.