Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Survey Tracks Changes in Health Insurance Coverage

In the field of demography, rapid change is rare. But rapid change is what we have today as the Affordable Care Act extends health insurance to millions.

According to the Urban Institute's Health Reform Monitoring Survey, the number of 18-to-64-year-olds with health insurance expanded by a substantial 5.4 million between September 2013 and March 2014. The percentage without health insurance fell from 17.9 to 15.2 percent during those months. But there are big differences in the percentage of 18-to-64-year-olds without health insurance by state, depending on whether the state chose to expand Medicaid...

States expanding Medicaid: 12.4%
States not expanding Medicaid: 18.1%

Source: Urban Institute, QuickTake: Number of Uninsured Adults Falls by 5.4 Million since 2013

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