Factoring in population growth in 2017, gains in ESI mitigated, but did not overcome reductions in Medicaid and CHIP and ACA marketplace coverage. Researchers observed broadly distributed losses across all age groups and income levels. Non-Hispanic white and black nonelderly people, those with at least some college education, and those living in the South and Midwest, experienced disproportionate coverage losses. The authors conclude that these increases in uninsurance will likely occur disproportionally in nonexpasion states, given their greater reliance on private coverage.
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