The ranks of low-income adult Alabamians and Mississippians without health insurance will fall by more than half in the coming decade under an expansion of the Medicaid program tied into the recently-signed health care overhaul, according to a new report. Under a standard scenario, some 244,800 previously-uninsured adults in Alabama, (53.2% of the total), will gain coverage by 2019 through Medicaid, a federal-state program, according to the report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-partisan research organization. In Mississippi, the expansion will cut the adult uninsured rolls by about 256,900, which is about 55%, the report finds.
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