September 16, 2016
Levy says Medicaid expansion is not a silver bullet
According to new Census data, the percentage of uninsured Americans fell below 10% in 2015. The 23 states which did not expand their Medicaid coverage saw smaller declines in the uninsured rates. According to Helen Levy, while Medicaid does provide more insurance coverage, demographics – age, race, and income level – play a large part as well. Levy say, “Expanding Medicaid in Texas and Florida wouldn’t suddenly make them Vermont and Massachusetts.” At 3.8%, Vermont had the lowest uninsured rate.
Read the full article, Census: Uninsured Rate Dips Below 10 Percent, on Bloomberg BNA