A new analysis by the Kaiser Foundation finds that 56% of uninsured residents of the CSG/ERC region are eligible for subsidized coverage. That rate is slightly higher than the US average of 51%. Last month a new Census report found that a million people across the ERC region gained coverage between 2013 and 2014, largely due to expansions under the Affordable Care Act. However over 4.6 million ERC residents are still without coverage. The new Kaiser analysis drills deeper into those numbers finding that half of the remaining uninsured ERC residents are eligible for either Medicaid (38%) or subsides to purchase coverage on the exchange (18%). Unfortunately almost half (43%) of uninsured ERC region residents do not qualify for subsidized coverage either because of income, an employer offer, or immigration status. States have a great opportunity to engage residents and expand health coverage.
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