States that Have Decided Not to Expand Health Care Coverage to the Lowest Income Residents.

These States are NOT Expanding Medicaid as of 1/24/2104 even though the Federal Government will pay 100% of the costs.

Pop.

Ranking

State that is

not expanding Medicaid

2013

Population

# Below Poverty

in 2012

2012 Percentage of the pop. Living in poverty

 

2.

 

Texas

 

26,448,193

 

4,562,352

 

17.9

4.

Florida

19,552,860

3,238,581

17.1

6.

Pennsylvania

12,773,801

1,693,285

13.7

8.

Georgia

9,992,167

1,848,533

19.2

9.

Michigan

9,895,622

1,685,178

17.4

10.

North Carolina

9,848,060

1,713,132

18.0

12.

Virginia

8,260,405

931,805

11.7

16.

Indiana

6,520,902

990,325

15.6

17.

Tennessee

6,495,978

1,129,330

17.9

18.

Missouri

6,044,171

947,792

16.2

20.

Wisconsin

5,742,713

737,356

13.2

23.

Alabama

4,833,722

892,564

19.0

24.

South Carolina

4,774,839

837,770

18.3

25.

Louisiana

4,625,470

891,981

19.9

28.

Oklahoma

3,850,568

637,429

17.2

31.

Mississippi

2,991,207

698,252

24.2

33.

Utah

2,900,872

360,017

12.8

34.

Kansas

2,893,957

391,734

14.0

37.

Nebraska

1,868,516

233,973

13.0

39.

Idaho

1,612,136

248,494

15.9

41.

Maine

1,328,302

189,786

14.7

42.

New Hampshire

1,323,459

128,466

10.0

44.

Montana

1,015,165

152,199

15.5

46.

South Dakota

844,877

107,846

13.4

47.

Alaska

735,132

72,400

10.1

50.

Wyoming

582,658

71,019

12.6

 

 

TOTALS                                            157,755,752         25,391,599 living below poverty      

 

Total Population of the US (w/DC)  313,914,040 people

Percentage of US living in states not expanding Medicaid 50.2% as of 1/23/2014

 courtesy of NEOCH and the figures from the US Census