Medicaid expansion: Where states stand and how it affects their uninsured populations

By Andrew Gibson, KBIA-FM, 3/31/14

A 2012 Supreme Court decision determined that states are not required to expand Medicaid despite it being a requirement when the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. This map shows the percent of uninsured people in each state before the ACA (based on data from an October 2013 Urban Institute report) and how those numbers will change when the ACA is fully implemented. As you can see, whether a state plans to expand Medicaid factors into how much that number decreases.

States not expanding Medicaid
States considering expanding Medicaid
States expanding Medicaid