KFF Analysis Looks at ACA Coverage

May 13, 2020

A new Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) new KFF analysis estimates 26.8 million people across the country would become uninsured due to loss of job-based health coverage if they don't sign up for other coverage. While most are eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), KFF says not all access it. In addition, 5.7 million are not eligible for financial assistance under the ACA and would have to pay the full cost of their coverage. Many of these individual would likely remain uninsured says KFF.

The analysis estimates that, based on their incomes and other factors, most (79%) who lost employer coverage and became uninsured are likely eligible for subsidized coverage, either through Medicaid (12.7 million) or through the ACA’s marketplaces (8.4 million). Illinois data show an estimated 846,000 people losing insurance in May, with 469,000 people potentially eligible for Medicaid.