A new interactive infographic from the Kaiser Family Foundation presents a comprehensive look at how the uninsured are expected to fare in each state this year after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes full effect.
The online tool features an interactive map that allows users to click on each state to obtain key data that break down the potential gains in coverage for the uninsured, the gaps in coverage and those who will not receive any financial assistance.
- 1) How many uninsured people will be eligible for Medicaid (including those newly eligible in states expanding Medicaid under the ACA and those – mostly children – eligible but unenrolled in states not expanding);
- How many uninsured will be eligible for tax credits to help them purchase coverage in the ACA Marketplaces;
- How many uninsured adults below the poverty level will be in the "coverage gap,” meaning they will not be eligible for Medicaid or for financial assistance to buy coverage because their state is not moving forward with the Medicaid expansion in 2014;
- How many uninsured will not benefit from the ACA’s financial assistance with coverage because they have income too high to qualify for tax credits or have employer coverage or are undocumented immigrants.
Janet Haebler MSN RN
State Government Affairs
American Nurses Association
8515 Georgia Ave, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492
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