U.S. adults who receive their healthcare coverage through Medicaid are in worse health than those with other forms of health insurance. Three in 10 adults covered by Medicaid describe their health as ” excellent” or “very good,” compared with 59% of those receiving employer- or union-based insurance and 51% receiving military or veteran’s health insurance. Even the uninsured (33%) and adults covered by Medicare (40%) — which predominantly insures adults aged 65 and older — are more likely than Medicaid recipients to rate their health positively. CONT.
Zac Auter, Gallup