map placeholder

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
Arizona7,520,103
Arkansas3,033,946
California39,613,493
Colorado5,893,634
Connecticut3,552,821
Delaware990,334
Hawaii1,406,430
Idaho1,860,123
Illinois12,569,321
Indiana6,805,663
Iowa3,167,974
Kentucky4,480,713
Louisiana4,627,002
Maine1,354,522
Maryland6,065,436
Massachusetts6,912,239
Michigan9,992,427
Minnesota5,706,398
Montana1,085,004
Nevada3,185,786
New Hampshire1,372,203
New Jersey8,874,520
New Mexico2,105,005
New York19,299,981
North Dakota770,026
Ohio11,714,618
Oregon4,289,439
Pennsylvania12,804,123
Rhode Island1,061,509
Vermont623,251
Virginia8,603,985
Washington7,796,941
West Virginia1,767,859

States That Expanded Medicaid 2021