Sixteen percent live in Florida, ten percent in Georgia, and nine percent in North Carolina.
An overview of the methodology underlying the analysis can be found in the Methods box at the end of the report, and more detail is available in the Technical Appendices available here.
Nationally, nearly two and a half million poor uninsured adults fall into the “coverage gap” that results from state decisions not to expand Medicaid, meaning their income is above current Medicaid eligibility but below the lower limit for Marketplace premium tax credits.
These individuals would be eligible for Medicaid had their state chosen to expand coverage.
Still, nearly a quarter (23%) of people in the coverage gap are poor parents whose income places them above Medicaid eligibility levels.
About 160,000 uninsured children have a parent in the coverage gap (data not shown).