State Status and News

The table below describes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act-related status of each of the sovereign states of the United States, plus the District of Columbia federal enclave. For each political subdivision, the table provides subdivision name, two-letter code, population, number of Medicaid recipients, total Medicaid payout in millions of dollars, percentage of the population receiving Medicaid, mean Medicaid dollars spent per recipient, number of individuals earning less than 100% of federal poverty level, percetage of population earning less than poverty level, the party affiliation of the Governor, the party affiliation of the Attorney General, and PPACA litigation status. Clicking on the code associated with any subdivision returns news (if any) related to that subdivision.

The PPACA litigation status is “Yes-FL” if the subdivision has formally joined in Florida's suit, “Yes-VA” if the subdivision has joined Virginia's suit, or “Yes-2” if the state has indicated that it will pursue litigation. Utah is contemplating multiple civil suits. The citizens of Mississippi are pursuing class-action litigation but may and the state is also participateing in the Florida suit (marked “Yes-3”). In Missouri, the Lt. Governor is pursuing litigation (marked “Yes-4”).

There are seven states that appoint attorneys general: Alaska (appointed by governor), Hawaii (appointed by governor), Maine (appointed by legislature), New Hampshire (appointed by governor), New Jersey (appointed by governor), Tennessee (appointed by state supreme court), Wyoming (appointed by governor). [Per UVA Center for Politics, 22 April 2010.]

Politicial Subdivision 2008 Medicaid 2006 Poverty 2007 State Status
Name Code Ppultn Rcpnts Payout Intra-State Indvdls % Pop Party
(each) (each) (millions) % Pop $/Recip (each) Gv AG
Alabama AL 4661900 844988 3896.76 18.13% 4,611.61 759835 16.30% R R Yes-FL
Alaska AK 686293 120508 953.78 17.56% 7,914.66 59625 8.69% R R Yes-2
Arizona AZ 6500180 1018666 3152.84 15.67% 3,095.06 881257 13.56% R D Yes-2
Arkansas AR 2855390 753166 2777.65 26.38% 3,687.97 492052 17.23% R D
California CA 36756666 10427093 29009.84 28.37% 2,782.16 4433014 12.06% R D
Colorado CO 4939456 624889 2679.37 12.65% 4,287.76 569386 11.53% D R Yes-FL
Connecticut CT 3501252 517529 3986.15 14.78% 7,702.27 268880 7.68% R D
Delaware DE 873092 170659 946.87 19.55% 5,548.34 87956 10.07% D D
District of Columbia DC 591833 159335 1385.46 26.92% 8,695.26 91934 15.53% X X
Florida FL 18328340 3123301 12568.86 17.04% 4,024.22 2158832 11.78% R R Yes-FL
Georgia GA 9685744 1817822 6041.74 18.77% 3,323.61 1323828 13.67% R D Yes-2
Hawaii HI 1288198 227043 988.58 17.62% 4,354.16 100051 7.77% R R
Idaho ID 1523816 216958 1056.59 14.24% 4,870.01 177806 11.67% R R Yes-FL
Illinois IL 12901563 2194730 9962.89 17.01% 4,539.46 1496248 11.60% D D
Indiana IN 6376792 999079 5011.05 15.67% 5,015.67 757813 11.88% R R Yes-2
Iowa IA 3002555 431184 2524.28 14.36% 5,854.31 317946 10.59% D D
Kansas KS 2802134 343498 1995.64 12.26% 5,809.75 300210 10.71% D D
Kentucky KY 4269245 899616 4135.09 21.07% 4,596.51 714080 16.73% D D
Louisiana LA 4410796 1148972 3977.64 26.05% 3,461.91 775425 17.58% R D Yes-FL
Maine ME 1316456 293966 2366.28 22.33% 8,049.51 154224 11.72% D D
Maryland MD 5633597 759002 5218.62 13.47% 6,875.63 453699 8.05% D D
Massachusetts MA 6497967 1166759 8660.95 17.96% 7,423.08 621286 9.56% D D
Michigan MI 10003422 1872398 7139.18 18.72% 3,812.85 1376658 13.76% R R Yes-FL
Minnesota MN 5220393 717738 5505.11 13.75% 7,670.09 481947 9.23% R D
Mississippi MS 2938618 745291 3144.21 25.36% 4,218.77 581534 19.79% D D Yes-3
Missouri MO 5911605 1136495 4771.2 19.22% 4,198.17 742486 12.56% D D Yes-4
Montana MT 967440 115278 639.19 11.92% 5,544.77 131790 13.62% D D
Nebraska NE 1783432 247503 1451.13 13.88% 5,863.08 192822 10.81% R R Yes-FL
Nevada NV 2600167 256812 1089.57 9.88% 4,242.66 269953 10.38% R D Yes-2
New Hampshire NH 1315809 126458 854.6 9.61% 6,758.00 90204 6.86% D D
New Jersey NJ 8682661 1004370 7511.9 11.57% 7,479.22 729211 8.40% R D
New Mexico NM 1984356 515658 2332.52 25.99% 4,523.39 349159 17.60% D D
New York NY 19490297 5194373 40234.56 26.65% 7,745.80 2570014 13.19% D D
North Carolina NC 9222414 1631243 8120.84 17.69% 4,978.31 1258988 13.65% D D
North Dakota ND 641481 74076 509.99 11.55% 6,884.65 74035 11.54% R R Yes-2
Ohio OH 11485910 2020532 11833.99 17.59% 5,856.87 1464133 12.75% D D
Oklahoma OK 3642361 725736 2933.66 19.92% 4,042.33 557030 15.29% D D Yes-2
Oregon OR 3790060 516067 2273.68 13.62% 4,405.79 474189 12.51% D D
Pennsylvania PA 12448279 2089398 11405.63 16.78% 5,458.81 1393026 11.19% D R Yes-FL
Rhode Island RI 1050788 212491 1646.89 20.22% 7,750.39 122128 11.62% R D
South Carolina SC 4479800 861838 4012.81 19.24% 4,656.11 641758 14.33% R R Yes-FL
South Dakota SD 804194 130509 605.7 16.23% 4,641.03 100699 12.52% R R Yes-FL
Tennessee TN 6214888 1590807 5954.68 25.60% 3,743.18 953865 15.35% D D
Texas TX 24326974 3910487 13763.89 16.07% 3,519.74 3791183 15.58% R R Yes-FL
Utah UT 2736424 288149 1521.11 10.53% 5,278.90 251084 9.18% D R Yes-FL
Vermont VT 621270 149808 813.39 24.11% 5,429.58 60589 9.75% R D
Virginia VA 7769089 820625 4172.89 10.56% 5,085.01 742680 9.56% R R Yes-VA
Washington WA 6549224 1127976 5230.42 17.22% 4,637.00 725172 11.07% D R Yes-FL
West Virginia WV 1814468 373296 2225.59 20.57% 5,962.00 298172 16.43% D D
Wisconsin WI 5627967 973369 4451.13 17.30% 4,572.91 588287 10.45% D R
Wyoming WY 532668 69461 411.92 13.04% 5,930.19 44064 8.27% D D
Totals 304059724 57757005 269858.33 38052247