– “Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live – The 26 Republican-dominated states not participating in an expansion of Medicaid are home to a disproportionate share of the nation’s poorest uninsured residents. Eight million will be stranded without insurance. [“About This Report: The analysis includes adults ages 19 to 64 and excludes people living in institutions and people who would not qualify for expanded Medicaid because of their immigration status. The estimates of the poor and uninsured population are from the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey
as provided by the University of Minnesota Population Center
. Poverty rates are based on the federal poverty guidelines and family definitions used in determining Medicaid eligibility and provided by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center
. Immigration status was estimated based on a methodology devised by the Pew Hispanic Center
. The status of state Medicaid expansion plans is based on a report by the federal government’s Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
as of Sept. 30. These lists are not finalized yet — states are still debating the issue.