President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are moving to follow through on their campaign promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To gain a better understanding of the personal experiences of Trump voters with health coverage provided through the ACA and the changes they hope to see in the health system moving forward, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) held focus groups in December 2016 with Trump voters in cities in three battleground states (Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania), who had coverage through the Marketplaces or through the Medicaid expansion.
Medicaid provides health and long-term care coverage to nearly 70 million low-income Americans across the U.S. and is an integral part of the nation’s health care system. The stories in the Faces of Medicaid series (http://kff.org/faces-of-medicaid/) reveal the range of experience and diverse roles that Medicaid plays in the lives of Americans across the U.S. These stories are not intended to be an evaluation of the program, but to get underneath Medicaid’s statistics and provide insight into a range of individual experiences with the program.
Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation, these videos explain the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the ACA's health insurance Marketplaces, and health insurance concepts, such as provider networks and out-of-pocket costs. Visit kff.org/aca for more information, including a quiz and FAQs.