Half of remaining CSG/ERC region uninsured eligible for subsidies

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.

  Total uninsured Uninsured eligible for Medicaid Uninsured eligible for insurance subsidies Uninsured not eligible for subsidized coverage
CT 247,000 69,000 62,000 116,000
DE 63,000 22,000 15,000 25,000
ME 121,000 18,000 40,000 39,000
MD 336,000 133,000 43,000 160,000
MA 288,000 93,000 N/A 147,000
NH 94,000 37,000 17,000 41,000
NJ 940,000 335,000 131,000 473,000
NY 1,476,000 548,000 317,000 611,000
PA 994,000 477,000 180,000 338,000
RI 55,000 27,000 13,000 15,000
VT 34,000 8,000 11,000 15,000
         
ERC total 4,648,000 1,767,000 829,000 1,980,000