Nearly Half of the Uninsured, or 15.7 Million People, Are Eligible for Medicaid or Subsidized Affordable Care Act Coverage, Analysis Finds

(Source – Kaiser Family Foundation)

Weeks away from the Affordable Care Act’s third open enrollment period, a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds nearly half (49% or 15.7 million) of the 32.3 million nonelderly people in the United States without health insurance at the beginning of 2015 are eligible for Medicaid or subsidized coverage through an ACA marketplace.

On a state level, the share of the uninsured population eligible for those two forms of insurance-related financial assistance ranges from 35 percent in Nebraska and Texas to 75 percent in West Virginia, according to the analysis, which uses data from the 2015 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement and other sources. Read more…

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.



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