State by state: Implementation of Obama health law

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Associated Press

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 6:32 AM

A look at how states are putting in place President Barack Obama's health care law, including health insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid coverage, along with the number of people in each state who don't have health insurance:

STATEEXCHANGE OPTIONMEDICAID OPTIONUNINSURED RESIDENTS
AlabamaFederal exchangeNot expanding696,000
AlaskaFederal exchangeNot expanding128,000
ArizonaFederal exchangePlans expansion1,306,000
ArkansasFederal-state partnershipDecision pending-x545,000
CaliforniaState exchangePlans expansion7,471,000
ColoradoState exchangePlans expansion817,000
ConnecticutState exchangePlans expansion391,000
DelawareFederal-state partnershipPlans expansion115,000
District of ColumbiaState exchangePlans expansion65,000
FloridaFederal exchangeDecision pending-x3,952,000
GeorgiaFederal exchangeNot expanding1,992,000
HawaiiState exchangePlans expansion102,000
IdahoState exchangeDecision pending239,000
IllinoisFederal-state partnershipPlans expansion1,795,000
IndianaFederal exchangeDecision pending856,000
IowaFederal-state partnershipDecision pending292,000
KansasFederal exchangeDecision pending361,000
KentuckyState exchangeDecision pending727,000
LouisianaFederal exchangeNot expanding811,000
MaineFederal exchangeDecision pending146,000
MarylandState exchangePlans expansion734,000
MassachusettsState exchangePlans expansion215,000
MichiganStatus unclearPlans expansion1,336,000
MinnesotaState exchangePlans expansion453,000
MississippiFederal exchangeNot expanding530,000
MissouriFederal exchangeDecision pending-x780,000
MontanaFederal exchangeDecision pending-x179,000
NebraskaFederal exchangeDecision pending226,000
NevadaState exchangePlans expansion555,000
New HampshireFederal-state partnershipPlans expansion136,000
New JerseyFederal exchangePlans expansion1,334,000
New MexicoState exchangePlans expansion506,000
New YorkState exchangePlans expansion2,780,000
North CarolinaFederal exchangeNot expanding1,583,000
North DakotaFederal exchangeDecision pending-x74,000
OhioFederal exchange-xxPlans expansion1,578,000
OklahomaFederal exchangeNot expanding597,000
OregonState exchangePlans expansion678,000
PennsylvaniaFederal exchangeNot expanding1,319,000
Rhode IslandState exchangePlans expansion122,000
South CarolinaFederal exchangeNot expanding754,000
South DakotaFederal exchangeNot expanding108,000
TennesseeFederal exchangeDecision pending982,000
TexasFederal exchangeNot expanding6,654,000
UtahStatus unclearDecision pending424,000
VermontState exchangePlans expansion61,000
VirginiaFederal exchange-xxDecision pending1,023,000
WashingtonState exchangePlans expansion812,000
West VirginiaFederal-state partnershipDecision pending266,000
WisconsinFederal exchangeNot expanding562,000
WyomingFederal exchangeNot expanding84,000

x-governor supports Medicaid expansion; legislature must approve

xx-state will oversee exchange insurance plans under federal law

Sources: Associated Press Research, U.S. Health and Human Services Department and the Urban Institute.

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