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Compare Apples to Apples When Evaluating Marketplace Enrollment Totals

December 19, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final count of people selecting health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual marketplace for 2020 is expected soon. Accurately assessing this year’s sign-ups will require some adjustment: this year’s sign-ups will match last year’s if they total roughly 8.34 million, about 110,000 below the 8.45...

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ACA Medicaid Expansion Drove Large Drop in Uncompensated Care

November 6, 2019

Health coverage gains continued to drive down uncompensated care costs through 2016, according to the latest data from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission. Such costs have fallen significantly since the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major coverage expansions took...

In Focus: Uncompensated Care Costs Fall With Drop in Uninsured Rate

Census: Health Coverage Progress Eroded in 2018

September 10, 2019

The share of Americans without health insurance rose from 7.9 percent in 2017 to 8.5 percent in 2018, the Census Bureau’s new Current Population Survey (CPS) data show — the first increase since the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) drove historic coverage gains, particularly after its major coverage expansions took effect in 2014.

Additional new data from the Census Bureau’s American...

Progress in Reducing Share of Americans Without Health Coverage Eroding

On Its Anniversary, a Look at How Medicaid Helps People in Every State

July 30, 2019

Today is the 54th anniversary of the enactment of Medicaid, a program that helps millions of families and individuals across the country, as our state-by-state fact sheets show.

Medicaid helps low-income seniors, children, people with disabilities, and families get needed health care. Medicaid coverage improves families’ financial security by protecting them from medical debt and...

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Medicaid Works for Low-Income Families and Individuals in Your State

January 30, 2019

We’ve updated our state-by-state fact sheets showing how Medicaid helps millions of families and individuals across the country.

Medicaid helps low-income seniors, children, people with disabilities, and families get...

Medicaid and CHIP - Indiana Map

Study: Insurance and Access to Care Down, With No Boost in Work Among Tennessee Adults Losing Medicaid

September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018: We’ve updated this post to note that the National Bureau of Economic Research published Thomas DeLeire’s study as a working paper.

Tennessee’s decision of 2005 to end Medicaid for nearly 200,000 low-income adults raised the number without health insurance, reduced the likelihood that they would visit a doctor or dentist, and did not increase...

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Census: Health Coverage Progress Stalled

September 12, 2018

The share of Americans without health insurance remained at a historic low in 2017 and unchanged from 2016, the Census Bureau’s new Current Population Survey (CPS) data show. The year 2017 marked the fourth full year of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major coverage expansions, but the first of...

In Focus: Uninsured Rate Gap Between Medicaid Expansion States and Others Widening

Census: States Not Expanding Medicaid Lagging on Health Coverage

September 12, 2018

States that have adopted the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion had a much lower uninsured rate in 2017 than states that haven’t, and the gap continues to widen, new Census data show.

The ACA’s Medicaid expansion lets states provide coverage to all non-elderly adults with...

In Focus: Federal Low-Income Programs Lift Millions Out of Poverty

Alaska’s High Unemployment Would Compound Harm from a Medicaid Work Requirement

April 13, 2018

The Alaska Senate Finance Committee yesterday held a hearing on a bill that would take away Medicaid coverage from enrollees who don’t meet a new work requirement.  As we’ve written, most adults with Medicaid...

Alaska Natives Have Much Higher Unemployment Rate Than Other Alaskans

On ACA’s Birthday, 5 Charts Highlight Key Accomplishments

March 23, 2018

The United States has made historic progress in expanding health coverage since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law on March 23, 2010, as highlighted by the charts below (based on the latest available data). Uninsured rates have fallen dramatically across demographic groups; people receiving coverage through the ACA’s Medicaid expansion have better access to health...

Americans Without Health Coverage Fell to Historic Low in 2016