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More Americans on Medicaid than the entire population of the United Kingdom

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/8/2014 (4 years ago)
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Americans on Medicaid would be the 20th most populous nation on Earth

The number of Americans enrolled in Medicaid at any given time of fiscal 2013 exceeded the entire population of the United Kingdom, That's the shocking new data as published by the federal government's Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission, or MACPAC. Most embarrassingly, were Medicaid a nation instead of a U.S. entitlement program -- it would be the 20th most populous country on earth.

The 72.7 Americans on Medicaid in fiscal 2013 also exceeded the populations of Thailand which is set at 67,741,401, France at 66,259,012 and Italy with a population of 61,680,122, according to the population numbers published in the CIA's World Factbook.

The 72.7 Americans on Medicaid in fiscal 2013 also exceeded the populations of Thailand which is set at 67,741,401, France at 66,259,012 and Italy with a population of 61,680,122, according to the population numbers published in the CIA's World Factbook.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
4/8/2014 (4 years ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: Populations, Medicaid, United Kingdom, entitlements


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "The estimated number of individuals ever covered by Medicaid remained steady at 72.7 million in FY 2013, compared to 72.2 million in FY 2012," MACPAC's statistical report declared at the beginning of this month.

According to the Central Intelligence Agency, the United Kingdom has a total population of 63,742,977. Americans who were enrolled in Medicaid at some point last year, then outnumbered all of the people in the U.K.

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The 72.7 Americans on Medicaid in fiscal 2013 also exceeded the populations of Thailand which is set at 67,741,401, France at 66,259,012 and Italy with a population of 61,680,122, according to the population numbers published in the CIA's World Factbook.

The latest report from MACPAC revised downward by 0.4 million, which was from 72.6 million, to the number of people who had been enrolled in Medicaid in fiscal 2012. "The number of individuals ever covered by Medicaid grew by less than 2 percent, from an estimated 71.7 million in FY 2011 to 72.6 million in FY 2012," a MACPAC report released a year ago said.

Medicaid, a federal-state partnership, is a means-tested entitlement program that provides health care to low income individuals.

The Affordable Care Act, which requires all individuals to have health insurance, also expanded Medicaid, requiring states to extend Medicaid coverage to people earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

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