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Faces of the Medicaid Expansion: Experiences and Profiles of Uninsured Adults Who Could Gain Coverage

These two papers provide insight into how state decisions to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are likely to impact people. Based on focus groups and interviews conducted in Cincinnati, Houston, Las Vegas and Tampa with uninsured adults who could be eligible for the Medicaid expansion in 2014, these papers highlight the experiences of uninsured adults and the significant health and financial consequences of being uninsured, which sometimes impact their ability to work and their daily lives and relationships. The papers include a brief on key themes from the focus groups and ten individual profiles of selected focus group participants. They provide a human dimension of what is at stake in state decisions to expand Medicaid under the ACA.

Overview Brief (.pdf)

Personal Profiles (.pdf)