Where are the Uninsured Americans?

Uninsurance under Obamacare


A new map from the Urban Institute, a social and economic policy research organization, shows that many of those being denied the health care  live in states where governors decided not to expand Medicaid. A 2012 Supreme Court decision threw a wrench in that plan ruled that state lawmakers could decide whether they wanted to take federal dollars to expand Medicaid to those making less than 133 percent of the poverty level under the law. Republican governors and legislators in 25 states have refused to adopt the Medicaid expansion. Medicaid expansion is fully funded by the federal government from 2014 through 2016, then at no less than 90 percent in future years.

Read the article here and check out the map here

Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com