Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Factors Contributing to Increasing U.S. Health Care Costs
Slide content:The Uninsured 2014 Enrollment in ACA coverage corresponds with large declines in the uninsured rate Uninsured rate dropped from 16.2%, last quarter of 2013 to 12.1%, last quarter of 2014 Barriers: 48% coverage too expensive 12% unemployed or not offered through work 13% ineligible 20
Slide notes:Under the ACA, as of 2014, Medicaid coverage eligibility has expanded to include nearly all adults with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level, although not all states have elected to adopt the Medicaid expansion. Tax credits are also available for people who purchase coverage through a health insurance marketplace. Millions of people have enrolled in these new coverage options. Cost still poses a major barrier to coverage for the uninsured. In 2014, 48 percent of uninsured adults said that the main reason they lacked coverage was because it was too expensive. Eligibility is also a barrier: 12 percent of uninsured adults mentioned work-related reasons, such as being unemployed or not having an offer through work, and 13 percent said they were told they were ineligible or could not get coverage due to their immigration status. 20