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An estimated 5 million children to lose federal Medicaid eligibility under Affordable Care Act repeal; Hispanic and Black children disproportionately affected

Indicators, Data-for-Equity Policy Brief | May 30, 2017 

According to a new diversitydatakids.org policy brief, under the proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal plans, the number of school age children federally eligible for Medicaid would decrease from 15.2 million (29% of all US school age children) to 10.6 million (20% of all US school age children)-- leaving 4.7 million children newly federally ineligible. While large numbers and shares of children across all race/ethnicities and states will be affected, Black and Hispanic children would be disproportionately impacted, potentially exacerbating (rather than helping to reverse) large and persistent child health inequities across the U.S. Read the Data-for-Equity Policy Brief and explore indicators for the US, all 50 states and DC.  

 

05.30.2017