Reports Detail Number of Minorities in "Coverage Gap"

Minorities make up nearly three-quarters of the uninsured adults in the “coverage gap” created when Texas declined to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, according to new reports released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Hispanics make up the largest uninsured minority group in the coverage gap, accounting for more than half of Texas’ 1 million uninsured adults in the gap — the highest total in the country among states that chose not to expand Medicaid.

“These continued coverage gaps and their varied impacts across groups will result in millions of poor adults remaining uninsured and likely lead to ...

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