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January 2016

Why Getting Health Insurance Matters for African Americans

African Americans are more likely to have certain health problems than whites. Finding and treating these problems early can make a huge difference. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans must cover preventive services for free.

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October 2015

Medicaid Expansion Helps Low-Wage Workers: Expansion States

States that expand Medicaid are making high-quality health coverage available to many hard-working people who would not otherwise have insurance. These individuals don’t qualify for regular Medicaid but cannot afford private health insurance. We looked at data from 11 states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and found that the majority of residents who can benefit from expanded Medicaid are employed. 

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October 2015

Medicaid: Health Insurance for Working Minnesota Residents

In 2014, Minnesota accepted federal funds to provide health insurance to more low-income residents through Medicaid. Medicaid expansion gives Minnesotans with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,720 for a family of three in 2015) the chance to enroll in affordable health insurance. Our analysis finds that 67 percent of those who stand to gain health coverage because of Medicaid expansion are working.

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October 2015

Medicaid: Health Insurance for Working Colorado Residents

In 2014, Colorado accepted federal funds to provide health insurance to more low-income residents through Medicaid. Medicaid expansion gives residents with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,720 for a family of three in 2015) the chance to enroll in affordable health insurance. Our analysis finds that 68 percent of those who stand to gain health coverage through Medicaid expansion are working.

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October 2015

Medicaid: Health Insurance for Working Illinois Residents

In 2014, Illinois accepted federal funds to provide health insurance to more low-income residents through Medicaid. Medicaid expansion gives Illinois residents with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,720 for a family of three in 2015) the chance to enroll in affordable health insurance. Our analysis finds that 53 percent of those who stand to gain health coverage because of Medicaid expansion are working.

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October 2015

Medicaid: Health Insurance for Working Iowa Residents

In 2014, Iowa accepted federal funds to provide health insurance to more low-income residents through Medicaid. Medicaid expansion gives Iowa residents with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,720 for a family of three in 2015) the chance to enroll in affordable health insurance. Our analysis finds that 68 percent of those who stand to gain health coverage because of Medicaid expansion are working.

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October 2015

Medicaid: Health Insurance for Working Kentucky Residents

In 2014, Kentucky accepted federal funds to provide health insurance to more low-income residents through Medicaid. Medicaid expansion gives low- and middle-income Kentucky residents the chance to enroll in affordable health insurance.

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September 2015

Healthy Michigan: Health Insurance for Working Michigan Residents

In 2014, Michigan accepted federal funds to provide health insurance to more low-income residents through Healthy Michigan. Healthy Michigan gives Michiganders with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,720 for a family of three in 2015) the chance to enroll in affordable health insurance. Our analysis finds that 57 percent of those who stand to gain health coverage because of Medicaid expansion are working.

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