The Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a report that examines the number of people that are eligible for health insurance assistance programs (like Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program) in each state. According to the findings, approximately 25 million uninsured are eligible for assistance in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act. Sixty-five percent of Connecticut residents are eligible for health assistance programs in 2014.
Key findings of the report include:
- Among states not currently planning to expand Medicaid eligibility, the share of the uninsured eligible for assistance ranges from 34 to 53 percent.
- Among states committed to expanding Medicaid, the share of the uninsured eligible for assistance ranges from 59 to 81 percent.
- Eight states committed to expansion would see the number of uninsured decline by more than half. States not expanding Medicaid may see the number of uninsured decrease from 28 to 38 percent.
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