The map below details each state's uninsured population that could be eligible for Medicaid and each state's expected spending for the ACA's Medicaid expansion. Darker states have higher percentages of uninsured residents who are potentially Medicaid eligible. Click a state for additional information.
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SOURCE: Medicaid eligibility estimates obtained from Urban Institute analysis of American Community Survey and Integrated Public Use Microdata Series data. State spending figures obtained from Medicaid Coverage and Spending in Health Reform: National and State‐by‐State Results for Adults at or Below 133% FPL, published May 2010 by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Expansion states are taking advantage of the chance to cover outside hospitalizations that cost their states millions, as well as the opportunity to enroll parolees in Medicaid. Studies show health care keeps them from returning to prison.
Despite opposition from the Republican-controlled legislature, GOP Gov. John Kasich won approval to expand the program using an obscure oversight panel.
The states will receive a one percent increase in the matching rate to their Medicaid program to pay for services that include counseling for healthy diet habits as well as screenings for various cancers and other diseases.
Officials with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held a conference call with reporters to reiterate the economic and social benefits of expanding the healthcare safety net for the Florida's poorest residents, in an effort to convince lawmakers to reconsider Medicaid expansion.
Many private insurance companies and state Medicaid agencies across the country impose sharp limitations on access to medications used in the treatment of the addiction to prescription painkillers known as opioids.
A week after state lawmakers adjourned for summer recess, Gov. John Kasich and other supporters of expanding Medicaid packed into the Statehouse yesterday to urge legislators to return to Columbus to extend tax-funded health coverage to tens of thousands poor, uninsured Ohioans.
House Democrats' last-ditch effort to extend health insurance to more than 60,000 low-income Mainers failed in the Legislature, when they fell three votes short of overriding Gov. Paul LePage's veto of Medicaid expansion.
Florida's Rick Scott, Arizona's Jan Brewer and Ohio's John Kasich developed three very distinct strategies to try to convince their Republican legislatures to adopt a key component of Obamacare.
Florida House Republicans last month rejected billions of dollars in federal money that would have provided health insurance to 1 million poor Floridians while keeping their own health insurance premiums staggeringly low.
Both sides of the aisle are using parliamentarian tricks to maneuver around the most controversial issue of the session, which ends Friday.
If President Barack Obama's proposal to postpone Medicaid cuts to hospitals for one more year is enacted, it would likely complicate the politics of the Medicaid expansion.
The position has been left officially unfilled in part because of the political turmoil around Obamacare, but Marilyn Tavenner appeared to enjoy bipartisan support at Tuesday’s hearing.
A lot of information is floating around about the state's first-of-its-kind plan to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Arkansas' Medicaid director sets the record straight.
House Democrats say they're willing to let the state's entire Medicaid program expire to force a debate on Obamacare's expansion.
A new poll underlines the disconnect between the debate among lawmakers and the public's knowledge about the federal health law's central provisions.
A drafting error in the Affordable Care Act is playing a key role as red states propose alternatives to the federal law.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday that his state would expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a move that will bring roughly 300,000 residents into the program next year.
When income changes move millions of Americans from public to private insurance next year, states want to make the switch simple.
Thanks to a mistake in the Affordable Care Act's language, some Republicans -- including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker -- see a way to push more people to private insurance.
A Governing exclusive: Because of an error in the language of the Affordable Care Act, millions of people will be able to purchase private health insurance next year.
California, the nation's earliest and most aggressive adopter of the federal health-care overhaul, doesn't have enough doctors to treat a rush of newly insured patients. To avoid a doctor shortage, lawmakers in California -- and other states facing the same problem -- are working on altering what health professionals may do.
Gov. Rick Snyder said that he unconditionally supports expanding the state's Medicaid rolls, but the legislature -- which includes many skeptics of anything associated with the federal Affordable Care Act -- will have to be convinced.
Even as they embrace the expansion, some governors are signaling that they'll pull out if federal funding drops in later years.
Despite their opposition to Obama's health-care reform law, a handful of Republican governors have come out in support of expanding Medicaid recently.
In one of two plans he proposed for implementing the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, California Gov. Jerry Brown has suggested that his state try something different: expand the low-income insurance program on a county-by-county basis.
A coalition is coalescing in support of the Medicaid expansion, sparking a nationwide effort to convince skeptical governors and legislators that accepting a windfall of federal money to expand the low-income insurance is a good thing for their state. But those advocates shouldn’t expect the ready help of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce any time soon.
After meeting with U.S. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the Florida governor sounded decidedly unswayed as he continues to weigh how much of the Affordable Care Act his state will implement.
States have frequently criticized the laborious process for getting a Medicaid waiver approved by CMS. Here are five awaiting a federal stamp in the new year.
Answering a popular question from the states, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told governors in a letter Monday that her department would not support a partial Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
A Nebraska legislator says he can get enough votes to overturn a veto by Gov. Dave Heineman, who opposes the expansion.
A pilot program in Hennepin County, Minn., is providing better and cheaper care to low-income childless adults.
If all 50 states choose to expand Medicaid under the federal health law, they would collectively save more than they would spend, reports a new analysis.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has outlined for the first time the coverage that states must offer new Medicaid enrollees if they decide to expand the program.
Three states have experimented with bringing public universities on as full partners in administering the low-income insurance program.
Obama's reelection means implementation will continue, but much is left to the states.
If states decide not to expand Medicaid in 2014, the uncompensated care provided by hospitals could ballon by more than $53 billion by 2019, according to a new analysis from the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH).
Medicaid enrollment and spending slowed dramatically in FY 2012 as the nation’s economy began to improve, according to a new 50-state survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation, and those trends are expected to continue in FY 2013.
Medicare may continue to be the marquee showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as they lay out visions for the future of the country's health-care sector, but Medicaid is proving to be a feisty undercard.
Two analyses released in the last week estimated the number of uninsured would increase if the ACA were repealed and replaced by the Republican plan.
While private health insurance coverage remained steady in 2011, government enrollment increased and the overall uninsured rate fell from 2010, according to new figures released this week by the Census Bureau.
Texas officials are investigating whether Xerox Corp. allowed dentists to bill millions of dollars in Medicaid payments for work that shouldn't have been covered by Medicaid.
Increased Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage has led to a drop in the number of low-income who are uninsured, despite an increase in child poverty, according to a report released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
No deadline exists for states to decide whether or not they will voluntarily participate in the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to reports from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) annual summit in Chicago this week.
Citizens in at least 25 states have filed petitions, urging officials to institute key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
The governor, who wants to cut Medicaid enrollment after the Supreme Court ruling, proposed a similar plan earlier this year.
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Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman came down firmly against expanding the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is now voluntary for states after the Supreme Court's ruling at the end of June.
In a letter sent to all 50 governors Tuesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that her department would exempt low-income individuals in states that choose not to expand their Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the law's individual mandate.
Nearly half of uninsured Americans could qualify for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, if fully implemented. View a map for details on your state.
Medicaid spending is expected to grow faster than any other health sector in the next 10 years, according to new federal projections.
Colorado will test ways to lower the cost of Medicaid under a new law signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
The fiscal facts on what a state gains or loses by broadening its Medicaid roles.