Racial/ethnic differences in uninsurance rates under the ACA: Where you live matters

Source: Lisa Clemans-Cope and Hannah Recht and Anna Spencer, Urban Institute, Metro Trends, December 16th, 2014

Initial estimates suggest that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has already reduced uninsured rates across all racial/ethnic groups, likely reducing longstanding racial/ethnic differences in health insurance coverage between whites and minorities. However, for poor and near-poor adults living in nonexpansion states—states that have elected not to expand their Medicaid programs under the ACA by January 2015—a substantial share have no affordable coverage option and are likely to remain uncovered. For low-income individuals without health insurance coverage, where you live matters….