KY Policy Blog

A County-by-County Look at the Medicaid Expansion

By Dustin Pugel
December 18, 2015

A total of 425,782 Kentuckians were insured through the Medicaid expansion as of October. By county, between 3.7 and 19.1 percent of the population were covered and a total of $2.7 billion from the Medicaid expansion has flowed to providers. Especially benefitting is rural Kentucky. Perry County had the highest percentage of residents insured through the program with nearly 1 in 5 covered. Perry county also ranks 5th in Medicaid expansion money flowing into the county at $62.8 million since the beginning of the expansion.

The expanded Medicaid program in Kentucky is a crucial source for healthcare for hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians across the Commonwealth. Ensuring that these residents can continue to receive healthcare without cost barriers is critical to the future health of our state.

 

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2 Responses to “A County-by-County Look at the Medicaid Expansion”

  1. Mariann Hutchison says:

    Lets hope not! Just not sure if he can.

  2. joe brennan says:

    It appears that the areas affected by the Governor’s War on Medicaid coincide with those affected by the so-called War on Coal. Regarding the need for health insurance, Representative Jim Wayne reflecting on his own battle with cancer said that someone without health insurance had two options facing them, Death or Bankruptcy. Your map most likely would also depicts sectors confronting a high incidence of chronic illnesses. One picture says a lot about social policy. joe