Eligible Uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: 8 in 10 Could Receive Health Insurance Marketplace Tax Credits,Medicaid or CHIP


ASPE/OMH Research Brief
By: Minh Wendt (a), Shondelle Wilson-Frederick (a), Samuel Wu (a), and Emily R. Gee (b)
(a) Office of Minority Health
(b) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Under the Affordable Care Act, over 1.9 million eligible uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) gained access to new options for health care coverage starting January 1, 2014. Eight in ten, or 1.6 million, of these eligible uninsured AANHPIs may qualify either for tax credits to purchase coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace (755,000) or for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (798,000). If all states were to expand Medicaid, 89 percent, or nine in ten, of all eligible uninsured AANHPIs would be eligible for Marketplace tax credits, Medicaid, or CHIP.
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