States That Expanded Medicaid 2021

The Affordable Care Act that was enacted in 2010 under former United States President Barack Obama was designed to give more Americans access to affordable healthcare. Under this expansion, households with incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level would be eligible to receive Medicaid benefits, which provides free healthcare services.

Unfortunately, this isn’t universal across all of the states. As of early 2019, a total of 36 states plus Washington, D.C., have received federal funds to expand Medicaid. Additional states are expected to follow suit by the end of 2019. Some states are even working to make changes to the Medicaid program, including buy-in programs and putting lifetime caps in place.

Republican lawmakers pushed for Medicaid work requirements. This means that a person on Medicaid must be working, in school, volunteering, or participating in job training. A total of eight states have received approval from the federal government for work requirements, while other states have put in waivers or may submit them in the future. Work requirements must be approved by the government and vary by state.

As of June 2019, the states that have adopted Medicaid expansion are:

States That Expanded Medicaid 2021

State 2021 Pop.
Alaska724,357
Arizona7,520,100
Arkansas3,033,950
California39,613,500
Colorado5,893,630
Connecticut3,552,820
Delaware990,334
Hawaii1,406,430
Illinois12,569,300
Indiana6,805,660
Iowa3,167,970
Kentucky4,480,710
Louisiana4,627,000
Maryland6,065,440
Massachusetts6,912,240
Michigan9,992,430
Minnesota5,706,400
Montana1,085,000
Nevada3,185,790
New Hampshire1,372,200
New Jersey8,874,520
New Mexico2,105,000
New York19,300,000
North Dakota770,026
Ohio11,714,600
Oregon4,289,440
Pennsylvania12,804,100
Rhode Island1,061,510
Vermont623,251
Virginia8,603,980
Washington7,796,940
West Virginia1,767,860

States That Expanded Medicaid 2021