The Affordable Care Act of 2010 gave states the option to expand Medicaid eligibility to people whose income was below are particular threshold. Kentucky, like most states on this list, is among 32 states that had expanded its Medicaid program as of Jan. 1, 2019, the Census Bureau reports.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state health insurance program that covers people with low incomes or disabilities.
Share of the state’s population without health insurance coverage in:
- 2019: 6.4%
- 2018: 5.6%
- 2010: 15.3%
State’s Medicaid expansion status as of Jan. 1, 2019: Expanded eligibility