Monday numbers

Monday numbers

numbers_health-40031—number of states and the District of Columbia that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and provided health care coverage to millions of previously uninsured adults (“Beyond the Reduction in Uncompensated Care: Medicaid Expansion Is Having a Positive Impact on Safety Net Hospitals and Clinics,” Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and Georgetown University Health Policy Institute, June 2016)

19—number of states including North Carolina that continue to decline federal funding available under the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid to their lowest income residents (Ibid)

7—number out of the ten states with the largest reductions in their uninsured rates nationwide after implementation of the Affordable Care that expanded Medicaid (Ibid)

40.1—percentage decrease in charity care costs in states that have expanded Medicaid (Ibid)

6.2—percentage decrease in charity care costs in states that have not expanded Medicaid (Ibid)

677 million—amount in dollars that Louisiana is expected to save in the next five years thanks the recent decision to expand Medicaid (Medicaid Expansion Producing State Savings and Connecting Vulnerable Groups to Care, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, June 15, 2016)

30—percentage increase in likelihood that a low-income person with a mental illness will seek treatment if enrolled in Medicaid (Ibid)

22—percent increase in health coverage for homeless people in states that have expanded Medicaid since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

4—percent increase in health coverage for homeless people in states that have not expanded Medicaid since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

7.3—percent of residents without health coverage as of March 2016 in states that have expanded Medicaid (Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA as of March 2016,” Health Reform Monitoring Survey, Urban Institute, May 25, 2016”)

14.1—percent of residents without health coverage as of March 2016 in states that have not expanded Medicaid (Ibid)

25—percentage of low-income non-elderly veterans who were uninsured in 2014 in non-Medicaid expansion states like North Carolina (“Veterans’ Health Coverage Lags in States That Haven’t Expanded Medicaid,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, November 10, 2015)

18—percentage of low-income non-elderly veterans who were uninsured in 2014 in states that had expanded Medicaid (Ibid)

120,000—number of low-income veterans who do not have access to health care coverage because they live in states like North Carolina that have not expanded Medicaid (Ibid)

46.5—percentage drop in inpatient admission of uninsured patients in Arkansas hospitals in 12-month period after Medicaid expansion (Ibid)

35.5—percentage drop in emergency room visits by uninsured patients in Arkansas hospitals in 12-month period after Medicaid expansion (Ibid)

500,000—number of low-income people in North Carolina who would receive health care coverage if Medicaid was expanded (“Factsheet: Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina, N.C. Justice Center, March 2015)

2 billion—amount in dollars of federal funding that would flow to North Carolina every year if Medicaid was expanded (Ibid)

39.6 billion—amount in total dollars that North Carolina is forfeiting in federal funding over the next 10 years by not expanding Medicaid (“What Is the Result of States Not Expanding Medicaid?,” Urban Institute and Robert Wood Foundation, August 2014)

318 million—amount in dollars North Carolina would save between 2016 and 2020 if Medicaid was expanded (Ibid)

11.3 billion—amount in dollars that hospitals in North Carolina are losing in federal funding from 2013-2022 that was intended to offset their loss of funding for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement (“What Is the Result of States Not Expanding Medicaid?” Urban Institute and Robert Wood Foundation, August 2014)

487—number of days since Governor Pat McCrory said he wouldn’t make a recommendation about Medicaid expansion in North Carolina until the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of health care subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (“McCrory says he will wait on Medicaid expansion until Supreme Court ruling, News & Observer, February 19, 2015)

361—number of days since the Supreme Court upheld the availability of health care subsidies under the Affordable Care Act in states like North Carolina that have not set up their own health care exchanges (“U.S. Supreme Court upholds subsidies for eligible purchasers on all health care exchanges,” Progressive Pulse, Jun 25, 2015)

361—number of days since Gov. McCrory said “now that the Supreme Court has ruled on this matter, we must build a North Carolina-based reform plan” (Office of Gov. Pat McCrory)