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Medicaid’s Role in Covering Veterans

Medicaid’s Role in Covering Veterans by State
State Number of Nonelderly Veterans with Medicaid
(2015)
Number of Nonelderly Veterans who are Uninsured
(2015)
Expanded Medicaid/ Republican Governor
Arizona 24,100 11,593
Arkansas 15,008 8,396
Illinois 31,520 15,676
Indiana 12,716 14,549
Iowa 8,898 2,926
Kentucky 19,394 6,119
Maryland 19,276 6,003
Massachusetts 25,652 2,723
Michigan 39,954 12,937
Nevada 8,939 5,438
New Hampshire N/A 4,634
New Jersey 11,642 5,997
New Mexico 12,586 6,194
North Dakota N/A N/A
Ohio 40,573 17,722
Vermont 3,672 N/A
Total 273,930 120,907
Expanded Medicaid/ Democrat or Independent Governor
Alaska N/A 4,849
California 92,021 35,322
Colorado 22,397 9,897
Connecticut 6,872 2,513
Delaware 3,160 N/A
District of Columbia 1,907 N/A
Hawaii 4,232 N/A
Louisiana 14,281 13,232
Minnesota 17,054 4,882
Montana 3,021 3,917
New York 44,657 14,099
Oregon 20,595 6,008
Pennsylvania 36,575 18,097
Rhode Island 3,779 NA
Washington 31,203 12,058
West Virginia 8,764 2,927
Total 310,518 127,801
Did Not Expand Medicaid/ Republican Governor
Alabama 14,283 12,908
Florida 52,310 47,783
Georgia 24,867 27,874
Idaho 4,451 4,724
Kansas 6,688 6,555
Maine 5,310 5,638
Mississippi 8,143 7,432
Missouri 11,704 15,003
Nebraska 3,262 1,913
Oklahoma 7,587 11,929
South Carolina 15,301 13,171
South Dakota N/A N/A
Tennessee 20,511 16,931
Texas 46,939 60,415
Utah 4,222 3,224
Wisconsin 17,977 8,125
Wyoming N/A 2,129
Total 243,555 245,754
Did Not Expand Medicaid/ Democrat Governor
North Carolina 27,055 26,680
Virginia 13,300 18,446
Total 40,355 45,126
N/A: Estimates with relative standard errors greater than 30% are not provided.
Data table prepared by Kaiser Family Foundation.
Sources:

Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2013 and 2015 American Community Survey, 1-year estimates.
Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2015 National Health Interview Survey data.
Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data.

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