December 2014

Medicaid Expansion and Rural Hospital Closures

A state's decision to forgo Medicaid expansion affects the staying power of hospitals in rural areas. This map compares recent rural hospital closures in Medicaid expansion states against closures in states that have not expanded Medicaid.

December 2014

Top 9 Occupations of Working but Uninsured Nebraskans Who Would Benefit from New Medicaid Coverage

Most of the Nebraska residents who could gain health coverage if the state expands Medicaid are working adults. If Nebraska chooses to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid, those who would qualify for health coverage are families with incomes of up to 138 percent of poverty ($27,310 for a family of three in 2014). Our analysis finds that 73 percent of this population is employed.

Short Analysis
July 2015

Momentum on Medicaid Expansion

Learn about the multiple benefits of Medicaid expansion that are fueling the movement to expand Medicaid across the country.

August 13, 2014

Medicaid Expansion’s Possible Effects on Health Sector Employment Growth

In most states, the health care sector is among the industry sectors with the largest employment. Health care jobs tend to pay more than a state’s median wages, and growth in this sector can have a positive economic effect on other areas of a state’s economy. Many organizations, ours included, have written about the effects of Medicaid expansion on a state’s economy. Recently, Missouri (a state that has not yet expanded Medicaid) compared its employment growth in the health care sector to that of select Medicaid expansion states.

August 2014

Top 9 Occupations of the Employed but Uninsured in Indiana Who Would Benefit from Expanding Medicaid

In Indiana, more than 390,000 low-income residents lack access to health insurance. If Indiana 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). Nearly 59 percent of this population is employed but uninsured.


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