Poor, uninsured military veterans and their spouses in Georgia won’t gain the same access to critical health coverage that hundreds of thousands of their peers will receive in states that plan to expand Medicaid.
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Number of uninsured Georgia veterans and spouses by income group
24,700 — The number below 100 percent of the federal poverty level
7,300 — The number between 100 percent and 138 percent* of the federal poverty level
51,700 — The number above 138 percent of the federal poverty level
*138 percent of the federal poverty level represents the cutoff for people who would gain health coverage under an expansion of Medicaid, or about $26,300 for a family of three.
Source: Urban Institute