Health Care Reform
Have You Heard? Facts From The Field is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.
June 27, 2013
- In 2012, the percentage of people without health insurance [PDF - 562KB] ranged from 4.8% in Massachusetts to 20.9% in Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, according to a national survey representing 43 states.
- Uninsured Americans will soon be able to gain access to affordable health coverage through their state’s health insurance exchanges—learn more about efforts in Illinois and Seattle & King County, Washington.
- States are also expanding Medicaid coverage to cover most low-income adults. As of June 20, 23 states and the District of Columbia were moving forward with Medicaid expansion, 21 states were not, and 6 were still deciding.