A County-by-County Look at the Medicaid Expansion
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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