Medicaid Expansion Contributes to Decline in Uninsured Rate

Kaiser Health News: “The health law’s expansion of Medicaid coverage to adults with incomes over the poverty line was key to reducing the uninsured rate among 50- to 64-year-olds from nearly 12 to 8 percent in 2014, according to a new analysis.”

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“The study found the uninsured rate for people between age 50 and 64 who live in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid was twice as high—11 percent—as for those who live in states that have done so.”

“More than 2 million people between 50 and 64 gained coverage between December 2013 and December 2014, according to the study.”

“During the same time period, the uninsured rate among all adults between age 18 and 64 fell from 17.5 percent to 12.8 percent.”

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