ASPE has developed national and state estimates of the number of U.S. residents enrolled in Medicaid, along with data on employment, income, and demographic characteristics of those who are currently working, using the most recent Census data available from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS).
The table shows demographic estimates of currently working Medicaid enrollees including employment sector, age, sex, race, ethnicity, and income, the latter of which is based on the health insurance unit (HIU), which consist of an adult, their spouse, and any dependent children.
These estimates are meant to be reflective of the approximate size of the Medicaid population, but they are not precise estimates. The approximations presented here may vary from other available estimates due to differences in data sources and methodology.
The accompanying report is available on ASPE’s website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/reports/employed-medicaid-enrollees.
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