2.3 million people will gain insurance if 10 states expand Medicaid

Around 2.3 million people would gain insurance coverage if 10 states expanded Medicaid in 2024, according to an Oct. 23 report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

According to the foundation's estimates, if the 10 states that have yet to adopt Medicaid expansion did so next year, around 5 million people would enroll in Medicaid, with around half of those people being currently uninsured. 

Officials in Kansas and Mississippi have urged lawmakers to take up Medicaid expansion in 2024. 

Here's how many people would gain insurance in nonexpansion states, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's estimates: 

  1. Texas 
    Reduction in number of uninsured residents: -802,000
    Reduction in uninsured rate: -21.6%

  2. Florida 
    Reduction in number of uninsured residents: -514,000
    Reduction in uninsured rate: -25.2% 

  3. Georgia
    Reduction in number of uninsured residents: -293,000
    Reduction in uninsured rate: -27.9% 

  4. Tennessee 
    Reduction in number of uninsured residents: -151,000
    Reduction in uninsured rate: -27%

  5. Alabama
    Reduction in number of uninsured residents: -146,000
    Reduction in uninsured rate: -37% 

  6. South Carolina 
    Reduction in number of uninsured residents: -131,000
    Reduction in uninsured rate: -32%

  7. Mississippi
    Reduction in number of uninsured residents: -100,000
    Reduction in uninsured rate: -39.4% 

  8. Kansas
    Reduction in number of uninsured residents: -90,000
    Reduction in uninsured rate: -31.3%

  9. Wisconsin 
    Reduction in number of uninsured residents: -23,000
    Reduction in uninsured rate: -8.1% 

  10. Wyoming 
    Reduction in number of uninsured residents: -14,000
    Reduction in uninsured rate: 18.3% 

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