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Chicago Metro Area Uninsured: Medicaid Population

Adults whose incomes are below 139% of the federal poverty level are eligible for Medicaid under the ACA. There were about 295,000 uninsured working age people in this group in Illinois. in the eight-county Chicago metro area.

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Uninsured prior to ACA
  • Fewer than 2,500
  • 2,501 to 5,000
  • 5,001 to 7,500
  • 7,501 to 10,000
  • More than 10,000
Source: American Community Survey, 2009-11 data, provided by Rob Paral and Associates.