A look at how the uninsured rate has changed under the ACA in each state, the characteristics of the uninsured population and the implications of not having coverage.
Nationally, 2.4 million uninsured adults fall into the “coverage gap” that results from state decisions not to expand Medicaid. These individuals would be eligible for Medicaid had their state chosen to expand coverage.
Health centers are a core source of primary care in the U.S., and their patients are increasingly insured, primarily due to the ACA Medicaid expansion.
The opioid epidemic continues to intensify, with over 2 million people addicted to prescription opioids — many of them uninsured.
Southerners as a group are generally more likely than those in the rest of the nation to have certain chronic illnesses and to experience worse health outcomes.