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Most People Who Would Benefit from Medicaid Expansion in Texas Are Working in Jobs That Are Foundational to Texas’ Economy

Texas is one of the few states that has not yet expanded Medicaid and an estimated 761,000 Texans are in the “coverage gap,” meaning they don’t get job-based coverage, their salaries are too high to qualify for Medicaid, and they do not make enough to qualify for subsidized coverage on the marketplace. Medicaid expansion would close the coverage gap and allow Texans to access health insurance.

A majority of Texans who would benefit from Medicaid expansion are working. This analysis identifies the most common occupations of working adults who would benefit from Medicaid expansion. Top occupations include construction, food preparation, and sales. To read the full analysis, click the download button below.