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February 2015

Top 9 Occupations of Working but Uninsured in Idaho Who Would Benefit from Expanding Health Coverage

In Idaho, 105,000 low-income residents lack access to health insurance. If Idaho 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 jobs. Those who would most benefit from expanding Medicaid are working adults with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,310 for a family of three in 2014). A majority of this population is employed but uninsured.

Our infographic shows the top occupations held by these residents. (Read our related issue brief (PDF), view the methodology (PDF), and learn more about other states.)