Medicaid expansion credited for getting record number of kids insurance in Ohio (This is Obamacare at Work)

Medicaid expansion credited for getting record number of kids insurance in Ohio (This is Obamacare at Work)

More than 95 percent of Ohio children have health coverage as the uninsured rate fell to historic lows in the wake of Obamacare.

A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families credits Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act for the decline in uninsured children.

In Ohio, 26,000 children gained coverage between 2013 and 2015, the analysis showed, leaving an estimated 115,000 under the age of 19 without health insurance.

The state’s rate of uninsured children during that time fell to 4.4 percent, down from 5.3 percent, and just under the national average.

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