Where the Uninsured Are

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Source: NYT

Update: Phil in comments adds  this graphic:

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This detail about where the uninsured live was rather surprising:

“A sweeping national effort to extend health coverage to millions of Americans will leave out two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance, the very kinds of people that the program was intended to help, according to an analysis of census data by The New York Times.

Because they live in states largely controlled by Republicans that have declined to participate in a vast expansion of Medicaid, the medical insurance program for the poor, they are among the eight million Americans who are impoverished, uninsured and ineligible for help. The federal government will pay for the expansion through 2016 and no less than 90 percent of costs in later years.

Those excluded will be stranded without insurance, stuck between people with slightly higher incomes who will qualify for federal subsidies on the new health exchanges that went live this week, and those who are poor enough to qualify for Medicaid in its current form, which has income ceilings as low as $11 a day in some states.”

The headline is wrong — it should read Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by their State Legislatures and Governors.

 

 

Source:
Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law
By SABRINA TAVERNISE and ROBERT GEBELOFF
NYT, October 3, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/health/millions-of-poor-are-left-uncovered-by-health-law.html

 

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