That suggests that even in Republican-governed states that haven’t expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, millions of low-income people could get covered.
The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that said 15.7 million people are eligible for financial assistance through Medicaid or the exchanges, but haven’t gotten the coverage. A lack of knowledge/education and thus a lack of awareness of options is a major reason. The foundation says that other potential patients are confused about their eligibility and/or believe that even subsidized health plans are too expensive.
Providers could see a flood of new patients — and revenue — if they can help crack this public-information nut.