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New Census Data Show Health Reform Driving Large Coverage Gains

September 13, 2016

The uninsured rate fell sharply in 2015, from 10.4 percent to 9.1 percent, today’s Census Bureau data show — the second straight year of sharp declines since health reform’s major coverage expansions took effect in January 2014.  It’s also the fifth straight year the uninsured rate has fallen since health reform’s enactment in 2010....

In Focus: Large Health Coverage Gains Since 2013

Medicaid Works: For States, Flexible Rules and Reliable Funding

August 16, 2016

This is the next in our “Medicaid Works” blog series, which aims to inform the debate over Medicaid’s future by providing the latest facts and figures on this essential and ...

Medicaid Expansion Raises State Medicaid and CHIP Spending by Only 1.6 Percent

Previewing a House GOP Leaders’ Health Plan, #2: Repealing the Affordable Care Act

May 10, 2016

The health plan that House Republican leaders are developing would almost certainly repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage provisions, just as House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price’s budget proposed.  By eliminating the Medicaid expansion and health insurance marketplaces — and the subsidies to help those of modest means buy marketplace coverage — millions of Americans who gained...

Uninsured Rate Gap Between Medicaid Expansion States and Others Widening

Medicaid Improves Financial Well-Being, Research Finds

April 28, 2016

Expanding Medicaid to low-income adults under health reform improves the financial well-being of those newly eligible for Medicaid, a recent analysis published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) finds.  Adults in the geographic areas within expansion states with the largest share of low-income, uninsured individuals have fewer...


States Not Expanding Medicaid Falling Further Behind Expansion States

September 16, 2015

States that have adopted health reform’s Medicaid expansion had a substantially lower uninsured rate in 2014 than states that haven’t, new Census Bureau data show.  And the gap is widening.

Some 9.8 percent of people in the 25 states (including the District of Columbia) that expanded Medicaid by January 2014 lacked health insurance that year, compared with 13.5 percent in the 26 non-...

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

2014’s Historic Gain in Health Coverage

September 16, 2015

The 2.9 percentage-point decline in 2014 in the share of Americans who are uninsured — and the 8.8 million decline in the number of uninsured — mark the largest single-year reductions on record.

2014 Drop in Uninsured Rate Biggest on Record

Large Health Coverage Gains in 2014, New Census Data Show

September 16, 2015

The share of Americans who are uninsured fell sharply, from 13.3 percent in 2013 to 10.4 percent in 2014, new Census Bureau data show.

In Focus: Large Health Coverage Gains in 2014

Medicaid at 50: Evidence Shows Medicaid Benefits Enrollees, Contrary to Claims

July 28, 2015

Medicaid critics and some media reports have repeated claims that Medicaid coverage is harmful and beneficiaries would be better off being uninsured.  They base them on a misunderstanding or...

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Medicaid at 50: Cuts Poverty, Boosts Financial Health

July 27, 2015

Medicaid provides significant financial support to low-income beneficiaries in addition to improving their health, new research shows.  Medicaid lifted 2.6 million people out of poverty in 2010, equating to a 0.7

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Medicaid at 50: Expanding Access and Supporting Work

July 20, 2015

As the economy continues recovering from the recession, it’s important to recognize how Medicaid improves families’ health and individuals’ work prospects.  These points from our recent paper rebut two charges that critics sometimes make about the program...

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