Reasons for the wide variation in Medicaid participation rates among states hold lessons for coverage expansion in 2014.

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The Affordable Care Act will expand Medicaid eligibility in 2014 to adults with incomes of up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. To maximize this opportunity, policy makers need to ensure that participation, or "take-up," among eligible adults exceeds current rates. Using the Current Population Survey 2005-10, we estimated that the nationwide… (More)
DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0977

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