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ACA Coverage Expansions and Low-Income Workers

Issue Brief
  1. Elise Gould, 2014 Continues a 35-Year Trend of Broad-Based Wage Stagnation, (Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute, February 2015). Available at: http://www.epi.org/publication/stagnant-wages-in-2014.

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  2. Josh Bivens, Elise Gould, Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz, Raising America’s Pay: Why It’s Our Central Economic Policy Challenge, (Washington, DC, Economic Policy Institute, June 2014). Available at:  http://www.epi.org/publication/raising-americas-pay.

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  3. John Schmitt, Health-insurance Coverage for Low-wage Workers, 1979-2010 and Beyond, (February 2012). Available at: http://cepr.net/documents/publications/health-low-wage-2012-02.pdf.

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  4. Kaiser Family Foundation, Key Facts about the Uninsured Population, (October 5, 2015). Available at: https://www.kff.org/uninsured/fact-sheet/key-facts-about-the-uninsured-population/.

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  5. Samantha Artiga, Anthony Damico, Katherine Young, Elizabeth Cornachione, and Rachel Garfield. Health Coverage and Care for Immigrants. (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, January 20, 2016). Available at: https://www.kff.org/report-section/health-coverage-and-care-for-immigrants-issue-brief/.

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  6. Kaiser Family Foundation, Employer Responsibility Under the Affordable Care Act, (October 5, 2015). Available at: https://www.kff.org/infographic/employer-responsibility-under-the-affordable-care-act/.

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  7. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2015 Employer Health Benefit Survey, (September 22, 2015). Available at: https://www.kff.org/health-costs/report/2015-employer-health-benefits-survey/.

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  8. Internal Revenue Service, Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions, accessed December 15, 2015. Available at:  https://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Employers/Employer-Shared-Responsibility-Provisions/.

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  9. Five additional states have adopted the ACA Medicaid expansion since 2014, including Pennsylvania, Indiana, Alaska, Montana, and Louisiana. Wisconsin covers adults up to 100% FPL in Medicaid but did not adopt the ACA expansion.

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  10. The Kaiser Family Foundation, State Health Facts. Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision, as of February 24, 2016. Available at:  https://www.kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-activity-around-expanding-medicaid-under-the-affordable-care-act/.

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  11. Rachel Garfield and Katherine Young. Adults who Remained Uninsured at the End of 2014. (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2015). Available at: https://www.kff.org/health-reform/issue-brief/adults-who-remained-uninsured-at-the-end-of-2014/.

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  12. Ibid.

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  13. In our analysis of eligibility for coverage for low-income workers, we define Medicaid expansion states as all states that have adopted the Medicaid expansion as of April 2016, including Louisiana.

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