Top 9 Occupations of Working, but Uninsured, Pennsylvanians Who Would Benefit from Expanding Medicaid
Update: On August 28, 2014, an agreement between the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Pennsylvania Governor Corbett allowed the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program to proceed.
In Pennsylvania, more than 480,000 low-income residents lack access to health insurance. If Pennsylvania chooses to accept federal dollars to close this gap in health coverage, the state stands to gain not only better health outcomes, but also new job creation and increased economic growth. Those who would most benefit from expanding Medicaid are working adults with incomes of up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,310 for a family of three in 2014). More than half of this population is employed but uninsured.