Interactive: A State-by-State Look at How the Uninsured Fare Under the ACA
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes coverage options for people across the income spectrum, but there are big differences in eligibility for coverage depending on whether a state expands Medicaid or not. In states that expand Medicaid, all legal residents with incomes up to four times the poverty level are eligible for financial assistance if other coverage is not available. In states that do not expand, some uninsured people (particularly children) are already eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, though many adults below poverty will fall into a “coverage gap” with no assistance.
Hover over a state to see how many currently uninsured people are estimated to be eligible for Medicaid or tax credits, or in the coverage gap. Click on a state to see a detailed breakdown of eligibility for those currently uninsured and an illustration of the coverage gap in states not expanding Medicaid. For more details on how the ACA could expand coverage in your state, check out our state profile fact sheets.