Thursday, September 5, 2013

The New Health Care Law: Where States Stand on the ACA

This is an interesting set of maps from the Advisory Board Company concerning where states stand in regard to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A Supreme Court ruling on the ACA allowed states to opt of the law's Medicaid expansion, leaving each state's decision to participate in the hands of the nation's governors and state leaders. The first map shows each state's position based on legislative or executive actions to expand coverage to low-income residents using ACA funding.

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Then a second map shows the number of persons per one thousand that are uninsured in each state.

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To learn more about the ACA and the uninsured in Herkimer and Oneida Counties, revisit this earlier blog post.