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March 29, 2015

Drop in Uninsured Most Significant in Medicaid Expansion States

Commonwealth Fund: “The uninsured rate for people ages 19 to 64¬†declined from 20 percent in the July-to-September 2013 period to 15 percent in the April-to-June 2014 period. An estimated 9.5 million fewer adults were uninsured. Young men and women drove a large part of the decline: the uninsured rate for 19-to-34-year-olds declined from 28 percent to 18 percent, with an estimated 5.7 million fewer young adults uninsured. By June, 60 percent of adults with new coverage through the marketplaces or Medicaid reported they had visited a doctor or hospital or filled a prescription; of these, 62 percent said they could not have accessed or afforded this care previously.”

ACA Coverage Is Improving Access to Care

  • S1AMER

    A head that reads “Drop in Uninsured Most Significant in Medicaid Expansion States” is sort of like “People Under Umbrella Drier Than Those Without Umbrellas.”

    Yes, of course it’s good news for all the people who now have coverage through Medicaid. But the bad news persists for those in the backwards states.

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