Under Medicaid Expansion, Poor Adults Less Likely to Miss Rent

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Low-income people who were able to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized exchanges were 25 percent less likely to miss rent or mortgage payments, according to a new study from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The study compares individuals in states that did and did not expand Medicaid eligibility under the ACA, finding that those adults who were eligible for subsidies saw a decline in home payment delinquency.

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