Last year, working with our partners at the University of North Carolina’s Rural Health Project, we released a report that underscored the critical role that Medicaid plays in rural areas and small towns with populations below 50,000. This year Jack Hoadley, Mark Holmes and I took a look at how Medicaid expansion has impacted these same […]
Notes: Data include the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The number with Medicaid coverage in each county is rounded to the nearest ten. A dash indicates that the data in the county are unreported because there are fewer than 10 children residing in the county. An interactive map with adult coverage data is available.
Notes: The number with Medicaid coverage in each county is rounded to the nearest ten. An interactive map with child coverage data is available.
A new report from the Louisiana Department of Health, the 2017 Louisiana Health Insurance Survey, shows multiple positive effects from Louisiana’s recent Medicaid expansion – and continuing overall satisfaction with Medicaid and other coverage. While the report focused on adult coverage, it also noted that Louisiana retains its remarkable success at reducing the uninsured rate […]
With 34 states (including DC) now expanding Medicaid since 2014 and 17 states still refusing expansion, the ability for researchers to compare patient experiences in these disparate two groups of states has resulted in literally hundreds of high-quality studies – a “natural experiment” created by the Supreme Court’s decision to make the expansion optional. A […]
I have driven the 57 miles from Perry County, Alabama to Tuscaloosa many times, with long stretches of bumpy road that is marred by stop lights as you get closer to the city. All in all it’s about a 70-minute drive, a 70-minute drive residents of Perry County have to make if they need to […]