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Taking Stock: Health Insurance Coverage for Parents under the ACA in 2014

By Genevieve M. Kenney, Nathaniel Anderson, Sharon K. Long, Lisa Dubay, Stacey McMorrow, Lisa Clemans-Cope, Michael Karpman, and Douglas Wissoker

September 9, 2014


[full-text, 11 pages]



·         Between September 2013 and June 2014, the estimated uninsured rate for parents fell from 16.7 percent to 14.3 percent, a drop of 14.4 percent.


·         Large coverage gains were found for parents living in states that expanded Medicaid under the ACA; in those states, the uninsured rate dropped by 5.0 percentage points, a decrease of 33.3 percent between September 2013 and June 2014.


·         Nearly half of the parents who were uninsured in March/June 2014 lived in the South; over half were Hispanic; 17 percent said they were in fair or poor health; and 18 percent reported that they had had poor mental health days for one-third of the previous month or more. 




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