BIRMINGHAM, AL – JANUARY 29, 2014:
Shunteria Taylor, 28, has decided to live without health insurance due to its high cost. Brandon, her nine year-old son, is covered by Alabama All Kids. Under the Affordable Care Act, the expansion of Medicaid was intended to provide coverage for very-low-income people in all fifty states. The decision by some states to opt out of the expansion has left the poorest residents without medicaid or access to subsidies in the health insurance marketplace.
CREDIT: Bob Miller for The Wall Street Journal