Obamacare Succeeds in Expanding Insurance Coverage

Amidst news of the increasing premiums and decreasing choice of plans in some healthcare markets, the New York TimesUpshot column brings us this visual display of the impressive and varied impact of Obamacare on insurance coverage rates from 2013-2016. States that decided to expand their Medicaid programs saw much larger declines in their uninsured rates compared with those that didn’t. The proposed mechanisms for this effect were that Medicaid expansion

  • provided a new coverage option for childless adults below or near the poverty line
  • helped spur many people who were already eligible for the program to sign up
  • boosted enrollment in Obamacare’s marketplace plans.

The column analyzed the difference in insurance coverage expansion between states that did and did not take the Medicaid expansion:

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2 thoughts on “Obamacare Succeeds in Expanding Insurance Coverage

  1. Joan and Edward Sills

    Thanks for sharing Marion. We enjoyed the Upshot post. In addition to those who benefitted from the. Medicaid expansion all other folks enjoyed the lifting of the pre-existing conditions barrier and the coverage of children until age 26, not inconsequential benefits. Love, Mom and Dad

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