Monday numbers

Monday numbers

18—percentage of people in North Carolina who receive health care coverage from Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (Medicaid in North Carolina, Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2017)

35—rank of North Carolina among the 50 states in Medicaid spending per enrollee (Ibid)

1,986,400—number of Medicaid enrollees in North Carolina as of March 2016 (“Map & State Data: What health coverage & federal funding is at stake in a repeal of ACA & changing Medicaid?” Kaiser Family Foundation”)

72—percent of Medicaid enrollees in North Carolina who are nonelderly adults or children (Medicaid in North Carolina, Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2017)

28—percent of Medicaid enrollees in North Carolina who are elderly adults or people with disabilities (Ibid)

64—percentage of Medicaid spending in North Carolina that pays for care for the elderly and people with disabilities (Ibid)

36—percentage of Medicaid spending in North Carolina that pays for care for nonelderly adults and children (Ibid)

107,000—number of people in North Carolina who would lose Medicaid coverage under the Senate health care plan even though North Carolina was not one of the 31 states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (“GOP Senate’s Health Care Bill Would Profoundly Change NC Medicaid,” N.C. Health News, June 23, 2017)

450,822—number of people in North Carolina who signed up for insurance in the federal health care exchange under the Affordable Care Act (“Map & State Data: What health coverage & federal funding is at stake in a repeal of ACA & changing Medicaid?” Kaiser Family Foundation”)

341,000—reduction in the number of nonelderly people without health insurance in North Carolina from 2013-2015 thanks to the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

1,658,000—number of nonelderly people in North Carolina with a pre-existing health condition that could allow health insurance companies to decline coverage if the Affordable Care Act was not in place (Ibid)

55—percentage of Americans who have unfavorable view of the plan in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act (“Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – June 2017: ACA, Replacement Plan, and Medicaid, Kaiser Family Foundation, June 23, 2017)

30—percentage of Americans who have a favorable view of the plan in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

11—percentage drop the last month in the percentage of Republicans who have a favorable view of the plans in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)

14—percentage drop in support in the last month of supporters of President Trump who have a favorable view of the plans in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act (Ibid)