Of the 30 million newly-insured Americans under the ACA, 32% will gain coverage from Medicaid, 45% from the individual exchanges, and 23% from their employers. The newly-insured will be less educated, more racially diverse, and more than twice as likely to speak a primary language other than English. They are more likely to be under/unemployed, with many cycling between Medicaid and the subsidized exchanges.
Two reports from PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI) analyzes the newly insured population and the new Medicaid population in Health insurance exchanges: Long on options, short on time and Medicaid expansion: New patients, new challenges.
In 2014, nine of 10 individual exchange members will receive federal subsidies. Individual exchange population will grow to about 29 million in 2021, generating $205 billion in premium revenue.
Under ACA, approximately 11 million individuals under age 65 who will be gaining Medicaid coverage by 2021, as this graphic illustrates.
Dig into the demographics: Launch this interactive data modeler to compare the newly vs. currently insured, new exchange participants vs. the current privately insured, and the new Medicaid population vs. those currently covered by Medicaid.