The Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid eligibility for more low-income adults, but the enrollment growth has been slow in Southern, conservative states that have avoided the option.
More than 15.2 million people have gained Medicaid coverage since the fall of 2013. In three states—Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wyoming—Medicaid enrollment has actually dropped. But in states like Colorado, Kentucky and Nevada, the number of people with Medicaid has grown by more than 73% over the past three years.
The latest CMS data show that almost 72.7 million people were on Medicaid as of June 2016. This graphic shows how Medicaid enrollment has evolved over the past few years, and which states have affected most.