In a January 24, 2013 news release, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) reported that a new poll shows that more Americans support, rather than oppose, Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to the poll, 52 percent of Americans believe that their states should expand Medicaid; 42 percent do not believe their states should expand Medicaid. The expansion, optional for states, would extend Medicaid coverage to low-income uninsured individuals who currently do not qualify Medicaid. The KFF news release also reports that, according to the poll, 55 percent of Americans believe that establishing state-based health insurance exchanges under ACA is a top priority for their state governor and legislature in 2013.
For additional information on the state-by-state implementation of ACA, please visit www.kff.org.