The net gain of 355,000 insured people put
"We do see that expansion states have lower uninsured numbers than non-expansion states. And the decline in those without insurance over the last two years is steeper in expansion states than non-expansion states," said
The 2015 rate for those without insurance in expansion states ranged from 2.8 percent in
Although national health care advocates praised
"This is a sad commentary on the economic state of
Bevin has submitted a waiver plan to the federal government that would -- if approved -- allow the state to set new costs and restrictions for
"The governor's own numbers in his waiver proposal show 88,000 fewer adults covered by
"There has been some talk about how a lot of these people are going to find really good jobs with benefits all of a sudden. But that's not a reality-based observation," Bailey said.
During the last two years, low-income adults in
The study, led by researchers at the
"Health insurance matters to people's health," lead author
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