How Have State Medicaid Expansion Decisions Affected the Experiences of Low-Income Adults? Perspectives from Ohio, Arkansas, and Missouri

Appendix A: Overview of Focus Group Participants
St. Louis, Missouri
(Uninsured)
Little Rock, Arkansas
(Enrolled in Private Option Waiver)
Columbus, Ohio
(Enrolled in Medicaid Expansion)
Total Women Men Black Women Black Men Women Men Black Women Black Men Women Men
Total 85 10 9 10 8 10 5 9 6 8 10
Gender  
  Male 38 0 9 0 8 0 5 0 6 0 10
  Female 47 10 0 10 0 10 0 9 0 8 0
Race  
  Caucasian 42 10 9 0 0 6 4 0 0 7 6
  African American 42 0 0 10 8 3 1 9 6 1 4
  Asian American 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Age  
  22-35 22 2 1 3 4 2 1 3 2 2 2
  36-50 35 4 3 4 3 6 3 3 2 3 5
  51-64 28 4 6 3 1 2 1 3 2 3 2
Marital Status  
  Single 46 3 3 6 6 4 4 4 5 3 8
  Living with Partner 7 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Married 11 3 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
  Divorced/Separated 21 3 3 0 0 5 1 2 1 4 2
Employment Characteristics  
  Full-Time Employed 16 0 1 4 2 2 1 1 2 1 2
  Part-Time Employed 33 7 3 3 2 4 2 3 2 3 4
  Unemployed 36 3 5 3 4 4 2 5 2 4 4
Educational Attainment  
  High School Graduate 14 2 0 2 4 2 0 2 0 0 2
  Some College 35 4 3 2 3 5 3 6 3 5 1
  Technical/Vocational College 8 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 0
  College Graduate 28 3 6 5 1 3 1 0 2 0 7
Dependent Status  
  Children under 19 46 5 4 5 4 6 1 6 1 4 10
  No children 39 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 0
Issue Brief