High Rate of Uninsured African Americans May Be Eligible for Coverage If All States Expanded Medicaid


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In a new report announced by the Department of Health and Human Services, six out of ten (4.2 million) uninsured African Americans might qualify for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or tax credits to help with the cost of premiums if all states expanded Medicaid.

According to the report, states have new opportunities to expand Medicaid coverage to include Americans with family incomes at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

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