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April 2017

A 50-State Look at Medicaid Expansion

If Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans who get affordable health coverage through Medicaid expansion will lose it. In the 32 states (including D.C.) that expanded Medicaid, many who benefit are hard-working people in low-wage jobs that do not offer health insurance—like waiters and waitresses, sales clerks, cooks, and home health aides. Despite assurances from lawmakers, there is no "glide path" for states if Congress ends the Medicaid expansion Learn how you can take action to stop this.

One of the most important provisions of the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of health coverage to low-income families through the Medicaid program. Here are basic facts about where states stand on Medicaid expansion, along with brief analysis of states to watch. View methodology behind these numbers.