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Is ACA Coverage Affordable for Low-Income People? Perspectives from Individuals in Six Cities

Appendix A:  Overview of Focus Group Participants
Medicaid Marketplace
Baltimore Columbus Oakland Medicaid Total Baltimore Columbus Oakland Richmond St. Louis Tampa Marketplace Total
Total 10 10 10 30 10 10 10 11 10 10 61
Gender
 Male 4 5 4 13 5 5 4 5 5 3 27
 Female 6 5 6 17 5 5 6 6 5 7 34
Age
 22-35 3 4 3 10 4 3 0 5 3 1 16
 36-50 4 4 3 11 2 4 5 3 2 1 17
 51-64 3 2 4 9 4 3 5 3 5 8 28
Marital Status
Married 2 3 1 6 4 5 1 4 5 3 22
Single 5 5 5 15 4 4 5 4 2 2 21
Living with Partner 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 8
Divorced / Separated 2 1 2 5 1 0 1 2 2 3 9
Widowed 1 1 2 1 1
Employment Chacteristics
Full-Time 2 2 3 7 3 7 4 7 4 3 28
Part-Time 4 7 3 14 6 2 4 4 6 5 27
Unemployed 4 1 4 9 1 0 2 0 0 2 5
Educational Attainment
Did not Finish High School 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
High School Graduate 2 3 2 7 0 2 1 3 2 0 8
Some College 6 3 6 15 4 3 3 5 1 5 21
College Graduate 2 4 2 8 5 5 6 3 7 5 31
Dependent Status
Children under 19 6 5 4 15 3 3 2 6 3 3 20
No Children 4 5 6 15 7 7 8 5 7 7 41
Race/Ethnicity
White 3 6 4 13 4 7 6 6 5 6 34
Black 6 2 3 11 6 2 3 4 4 1 20
Hispanic 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 4
Asian 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Issue Brief