The Uninsured at the Starting Line: Findings from the 2013 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA

This report presents data on the population targeted for coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and aims to help policymakers target early efforts and evaluate the ACA’s longer-term effects. The report is based on a new series of comprehensive surveys of the low and moderate income population that provides data on these groups’ experience with health coverage, current patterns of care, and family situation. This report, based on the baseline 2013 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA, provides a snapshot of health insurance coverage, health care use and barriers to care, and financial security among insured and uninsured adults across the income spectrum at the starting line of ACA implementation.

Population of focus: Low income adults

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Date: 2014

Organization: Kaiser Family Foundation