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2014 Health Insurance Enrollment: Increase Due Almost Entirely to Medicaid Expansion

Created on October 15, 2015

2014 Health Insurance Enrollment: Increase Due Almost Entirely to Medicaid Expansion

Read the original report, "2014 Health Insurance Enrollment: Increase Due Almost Entirely to Medicaid Expansion," by Edmund F. Haislmaier and Drew Gonshorowski.

The number of Americans with health insurance increased by 9.25 million in 2014. However, the vast majority of that increase was the result of nearly 9 million individuals being added to Medicaid, while the net enrollment increase in private health insurance was just 260,000 people. Shown below are changes in health care enrollment from December 2013 to December 2014.

Source: Authors’ calculations based on data from Mark Farrah Associates and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. See appendix for details.

FIGURE 1 • BG 3062

Tags: Obamacare, Affordable-Care-Act, Medicaid, Health-Insurance