Percentage of Those Gaining Coverage Under ACA Will Vary Widely by State

The share of individuals who will gain insurance coverage under the federal healthcare reform law will vary sharply from state to state, according to a report released Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The share of individuals who will gain insurance coverage under the federal healthcare reform law will vary sharply from state to state, according to a report released Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

For instance, in Texas, Kaiser estimates that just 42% of the 6.2 million non-elderly uninsured residents will be eligible for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program or subsidized private coverage.

By contrast, in California Kaiser estimates that 63% of the state’s 7 million non-elderly uninsured residents will qualify for publicly subsidized coverage under one of those programs. Only 17% of the currently uninsured who aren’t barred from receiving benefits because of immigration status will be excluded from some form of subsidized coverage.

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Source: Modern Healthcare