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With or Without Medicaid Expansion, Uninsured to Decline in Cities

The number of uninsured residents of major cities will continue to decline – but more so in cities located in states that are expanding their Medicaid programs.

According to a new study by the Urban Institute, an analysis of 14 major U.S. cities found that among the seven cities located in states that have expanded eligibility for Medicaid, the number of uninsured residents will decline 57 percent by 2016.

Health Care Reform/FlagIn the cities located in states that are not expanding their Medicaid program, the number of uninsured residents is still expected to fall an average of 30 percent by 2016, spurred in part through premium subsidies made available through Affordable Care Act reforms.

Learn more about the impact of Affordable Care Act health insurance expansions in major cities in the report The ACA and American Cities:  Fewer Uninsured and More Federal Dollars, which can be found here, on the web site of the Urban Institute.

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