Medicaid: Health Insurance for Working West Virginia Residents
In 2014, West Virginia accepted federal funds to provide health insurance to more low-income residents through Medicaid. Medicaid expansion gives West Virginians 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 55 percent of those who stand to gain health coverage because of Medicaid expansion are working.
Our infographic shows the top occupations held by these West Virginia residents. View the methodology (PDF).