KHN: Report: Latinos Could Be Big Winners From Obamacare

By Phil Galewitz

Latinos make up a disproportionate share of the nation’s uninsured and most could get coverage from the Affordable Care Act or existing programs if every state expanded Medicaid,  according to a federal report released Tuesday.

The report said that if all states expanded Medicaid, as many as 95 percent of eligible, uninsured Latinos might qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or subsidized coverage through the health law’s new online marketplaces available to individuals with incomes between 100 percent of the federal poverty level ($11,600) and four times that amount ($46,000). Half the states have not expanded Medicaid, including the Latino-heavy states of Florida and Texas.

The eligible uninsured are those living in the U.S. legally.

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