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Find out how your state is doing on ACA implementation. Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute | Independent research for better health policy

One of the most important differences between states in their ACA implementation experience is each state’s policy perspective on the social safety net.  Some states tend to be more liberal regarding healthcare.  Others see all safety net issues the same–they don’t want to pay for them and they certainly don’t want to expand them.  The details of how each state is faring and the comparison between various states you may be interested in follows …

The Policy ThinkShop facilitates your access to the complete Policy Brief update on state comparisons of ACA implementation at:

http://www.urban.org/uploadedpdf/413129-Eligibility-for-Assistance-and-Projected-Changes-in-Coverage-Under-the-ACA-Variation-Across-States.pdf

 

“The authors estimate that in 2014, 56 percent of the uninsured became eligible for financial assistance with health insurance coverage through Medicaid, CHIP, or subsidized marketplace coverage.  In states that expanded Medicaid eligibility, 68 percent of the uninsured became eligible for assistance, compared with only 44 percent in states that did not.  Because of this difference in eligibility, the ACA is projected to reduce the number of uninsured people by 56 percent in states that expanded Medicaid, compared with only 34 percent in states that did not.  The authors also provide estimates of what would happen if states that have not yet expanded Medicaid were to do so. Read more …”

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