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The GOP's Medicaid Expansion Gap: Poor Southern People Of Color


The gender breakdown is roughly even: 51 percent male and 49 percent female. Childless adults, who usually can't qualify for the current Medicaid program, make up 76 percent of the coverage gap.

Half are younger adults between the ages 19 and 34. Nearly half (49 percent) are reportedly in good or excellent health -- but 20 percent are in fair or poor health. A plurality (46 percent) are not working, while 29 percent work full-time and 25 percent work part-time.

TPM previously built the map below to break down the Medicaid expansion gap population by state.

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Dylan Scott is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He previously reported for Governing magazine in Washington, D.C., and the Las Vegas Sun. His work has been recognized with a 2013 American Society of Business Publication Editors award for Best Feature Series and a 2010 Associated Press Society of Ohio award for Best Investigative Reporting. He can be reached at