Medicaid Coverage Gap

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The Medicaid Coverage Gap
Thanks to 20 Republican States -- 4.9 Million Poor, Uninsured, Non-elderly Adults   -- Go without Health Insurance

Obamacare (Affordable Care Act, ACA) expands Medicaid to all low-income individuals with incomes at or below 138% of Poverty ($27,724 for a family of three )

As of September 2015, 20 states are not expanding. That means 4.9 Million people will fall into a “coverage gap” of having incomes above previous Medicaid eligibility limits but below the lower limit for Obamacare's Healthcare Premium Tax Credits.

It is free for the State ! ( for the 1st 3 years then 10% till 2022).
Obamacare would like to thank these States for the Federal Savings and send Sympathy to the sick folks not getting it.

The 4.9 Million Poor, Uninsured, Non-elderly Adults in the
Medicaid Coverage Gap     -------     Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act, ACA)

State

Eligible for, but don't benefit
 enough  from the Tax Credit.

Up to 138% of Poverty Line

Number in Coverage Gap

( under Poverty Line)

Share in Coverage Gap who Are:

People of
Color

Adults without
Dependent
Children

Female

In a Working
Family

All states not
expanding Medicaid

1,867,000

3,087,000

56%

76%

53%

61%

Alabama

 81,000

 139,000

46%

60%

47%

64%

Florida

 306,000

 567,000

57%

82%

50%

54%

Georgia

 169,000

 305,000

74%

72%

51%

57%

Idaho

 16,000

 30,000

35%

72%

47%

72%

Kansas

 46,000

 49,000

NA

79%

42%

77%

Kentucky see video - they just elected a Republican Governor  vowing to reverse it !

Louisiana

 71,000

 192,000

64%

74%

53%

56%

Maine

 14,000

 24,000

NA

100%

58%

88%

Mississippi

 49,000

 108,000

52%

77%

54%

58%

Missouri

 58,000

 109,000

40%

69%

60%

71%

Nebraska

 NA

 27,000

NA

74%

63%

57%

North Carolina

 186,000

 244,000

48%

82%

53%

66%

Oklahoma

 60,000

 91,000

38%

73%

46%

62%

South Carolina

 66,000

 123,000

41%

90%

60%

51%

South Dakota

 NA

 13,000

46%

80%

43%

59%

Tennessee

 68,000

 118,000

NA

98%

47%

NA

Texas

 468,000

 766,000

67%

66%

55%

69%

Utah

 40,000

 41,000

NA

80%

41%

65%

Virginia

 119,000

 131,000

52%

82%

62%

65%

Wisconsin*

 26,000

0

Wyoming

 6,00

 11,000

NA

92%

36%

NA

source: KFF

The Video Explanation ( thankyou John Oliver, HBO) 

 

Medicaid can also help seniors. If you qualify for Medicaid in your state, you automatically qualify for extra help paying your Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D).
Medicaid also offers benefits not normally covered by
Medicare, like nursing home care and personal care services.

You can find out if you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP on healthcare.gov.