Roughly 8.2 million of the 8.6 million uninsured between the ages of 50 to 64 will gain access to health coverage in 2014 under the healthcare overhaul, according to an analysis unveiled by the Commonwealth Fund.
Reform law can mean coverage for nearly all uninsured boomers, study says
About 3.5 million of uninsured baby boomers will be able to get subsidized private insurance, 3.3 million will be able to gain Medicaid coverage and 1.4 million will have access to non-subsidized private insurance, according to the report, Realizing Health Reform's Potential: Adults Ages 50-64 and the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Left without access to coverage will be about 377,000 undocumented immigrants.
States with high levels of uninsured adults in that age category, such as Texas (22.5%), Florida (20.6%) and New Mexico (20.1%) are likely to see the greatest benefits, according to the report. Texas will make “enormous gains in coverage,” said Sara Collins, vice president at the Commonwealth Fund, speaking at a teleconference with reporters.
The report is the sixth in a series by the Commonwealth Fund that seeks to identify the benefits of this year's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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