Of remaining uninsured, those eligible for Medicaid or with low-incomes and eligible for tax credits most susceptible to outreach efforts: Urban Institute

March 29, 2016

Using data from the 2015 Current Population Survey - Annual Social and Economic Supplement, this Urban Institute analysis presents estimates of the characteristics of those who remain uninsured after implementation of the ACA's coverage provisions. The researchers analyze the characteristics of two populations they say are most susceptible to additional outreach and enrollment efforts: those eligible for Medicaid/CHIP but not enrolled and those who are both eligible for Marketplace tax credits and have incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level. They present potential outreach strategies based on the characteristics of these groups such as using the public school system, non-health related public benefit programs, employers, family courts and support services for single parents.