Learn why expanding home- and community-based care is cost-effective in the long run and how states can do it using two new Medicaid options in the Affordable Care Act.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
Protecting Seniors and People with Disabilities: Why It Is Important to Preserve the Maintenance of Effort Requirement in the Affordable Care Act
Discusses how stripping the maintenance of effort requirement from the Affordable Care Act will negatively affect Medicaid enrollees, their families, and their state economies.
Discusses provisions in the Affordable Care Act that call for states to have one streamlined online application for all types of insurance and for premiums tax credits.
Presents new national and state data showing how cutting Medicaid would harm seniors, people with disabilities, their families, state workers, and the long-term care infrastructure.
Shows the number of people in each state who have cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, or heart disease and who rely on Medicaid, including breakdowns by racial and ethnic group.
In 2013, we reached out to many states that were actively engaged in the Medicaid expansion debate. These states faced an important decision: whether or not to accept federal dollars to provide health coverage to their uninsured residents through Medicaid.
Top 9 Occupations of the Employed but Uninsured in Utah Who Would Benefit from Expanding Health Coverage
Those who would most benefit from expanding health coverage in Utah are working individuals and families with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,310 for a family of three in 2014). Sixty-six percent of this population is employed but uninsured. Our infographic shows the top nine jobs and occupations held by these uninsured residents of Utah.
Nearly every day, you encounter hardworking people engaged in a job that you rely on—a daycare aide who cares for your child, a cashier who rings up your coffee, or a carpenter working in your neighborhood. But if you live in a state that hasn’t expanded Medicaid, there is a good chance that many of these people—even though they are employed—do not have health insurance.
We recently examined data from the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid to determine how many of those residents who could benefit from expanded health coverage are working—and which types of jobs they hold.
With the 2014 elections behind them, governors and other lawmakers in the nation’s Western states are taking a hard look at expanding Medicaid. In the nation’s largest state, Alaska, the new governor may soon expand Medicaid to more than 40,000 low-income Alaskans. Independent Governor William Walker, a former Republican who upset incumbent Sean Parnell in the November election, took office on December 1. During his campaign, Walker promised to expand Medicaid.