New reports for each of the fifty states from the Kaiser Family Foundation show how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes insurance coverage in each state. The state-level reports serve as a guide to the potential impact of the ACA in each state and the District of Columbia as legislatures begin to convene and governors prepare their budget proposals and state-of-the-state addresses.
Based on analysis by Kaiser researchers, each state report provides a breakdown of how many uninsured people are eligible for Medicaid or for financial assistance to help them buy private insurance in the new Marketplace, and how many may gain new coverage but will not receive any financial assistance. Each report also details the income levels at which people in each state are eligible for Medicaid or financial assistance in the Marketplace. For states not expanding Medicaid, each report quantifies how many uninsured people with incomes below the poverty level fall into the “coverage gap” and will be ineligible for financial assistance in the Marketplace or for Medicaid in their state. In larger states the reports also estimate how many uninsured residents are undocumented immigrants and therefore are ineligible for any coverage under the ACA. The reports can be viewed online as well as printed out and taken with you.
The state reports complement an online infographic released last month featuring an interactive map that allows users to click on each state to obtain key data about how the uninsured are expected to fare under the ACA in that state, and to compare the law’s impact in different states.