Nine out of 10 Medicaid enrollees are pleased with the effects of Medicaid expansion, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo: iStock)

Drawing upon a range of recent studies of those newly covered through the expansion of Medicaid, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that the program rollout has been a huge success, particularly among those who now have health insurance.

HHS released a report that focused on the effect Medicaid expansion has had on coverage and access to care. The expansion was a major piece of the Affordable Care Act. Coupled with low-cost, subsidized health insurance purchased through private companies, the Medicaid rollout represents the act’s other major initiative to expand health insurance coverage to most Americans.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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