Monday, June 23, 2014

Medicaid and the urban uninsured

The uninsured population will drop by 57 percent, on average, in seven cities located in states that expanded their Medicaid programs, according to a new RWJF-funded report. This contrasts with seven cities in states that did not expand Medicaid, where uninsured rolls will be cut by just 30 percent, on average, by 2016.

Urban Institute researchers who conducted the analysis say the Affordable Care Act had a major impact on cutting uninsured rates in urban areas, but the decision by some states not to expand Medicaid significantly limited the potential impact.  

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