WEB EXTRA: State by State Implementation of Health Law

Created: 12/14/2012 8:47 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

A look at the routes states are taking to implement President Barack Obama's health care law, including health insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid coverage, along with the number of people in each state who don't have health insurance:
    
STATE……EXCHANGE OPTION……MEDICAID OPTION……UNINSURED RESIDENTS
Alabama……Federal exchange……Not expanding……696,000
Alaska……Federal exchange……Decision pending……128,000
Arizona……Federal exchange……Decision pending……1,306,000
Arkansas……Federal-state partnership……Decision pending……545,000
California……State exchange……Expanding……7,471,000
Colorado……State exchange……Decision pending……817,000
Connecticut……State exchange……Expanding……391,000
Delaware……Federal-state partnership……Expanding……115,000
Washington, D.C.……State exchange……Expanding……65,000
Florida……Decision pending……Decision pending……3,952,000
Georgia……Federal exchange……Not expanding……1,992,000
Hawaii……State exchange……Expanding……102,000
Idaho……State exchange……Decision pending……239,000
Illinois……Federal-state partnership……Expanding……1,795,000
Indiana……Federal exchange……Decision pending……856,000
Iowa……Decision pending……Decision pending……292,000
Kansas……Federal exchange……Decision pending……361,000
Kentucky……State exchange……Decision pending……727,000
Louisiana……Federal exchange……Not expanding……811,000
Maine……Federal exchange……Not expanding……146,000
Maryland……State exchange……Expanding……734,000
Massachusetts……State exchange……Expanding……215,000
Michigan……Federal-state partnership……Decision pending……1,336,000
Minnesota……State exchange……Expanding……453,000
Mississippi……State exchange……Not expanding……530,000
Missouri……Federal exchange……Decision pending……780,000
Montana……Decision pending……Decision pending……179,000
Nebraska……Federal exchange    ……Decision pending……226,000
Nevada……State exchange……Expanding……555,000
New Hampshire……Decision pending……Decision pending……136,000
New Jersey……Federal exchange……Decision pending……1,334,000
New Mexico……State exchange……Decision pending……506,000
New York……State exchange……Expanding……2,780,000
North Carolina……Federal-state partnership……Decision pending……1,583,000
North Dakota……Decision pending……Decision pending……74,000
Ohio……Federal-state partnership……Decision pending……1,578,000
Oklahoma……Federal exchange……Not expanding……597,000
Oregon……State exchange……Expanding……678,000
Pennsylvania……Federal exchange……Decision pending……1,319,000
Rhode Island……State exchange……Expanding……122,000
South Carolina……Federal exchange……Not expanding……754,000
South Dakota……Federal-state partnership……Not expanding……108,000
Tennessee……Federal exchange……Decision pending……982,000
Texas……Federal exchange……Not expanding……6,654,000
Utah……Decision pending……Decision pending……424,000
Vermont……State exchange……Expanding……61,000
Virginia    ……Federal exchange……Decision pending……1,023,000
Washington……State exchange……Expanding……812,000
West Virginia……Federal-state partnership……Decision pending……266,000
Wisconsin……Federal exchange……Decision pending……562,000
Wyoming……Federal exchange……Not expanding……84,000    

Source: Associated Press Research, U.S. Health and Human Services Department and the Urban Institute.

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