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Table: Estimated New Medicaid Enrollees Under The Health Law

As many as 9 million people who were expected to get Medicaid under the health law may not if all of the 26 states that challenged the law decide not to expand their programs, according to the Urban Institute. The Supreme Court Thursday ruled that the Medicaid expansion is optional for states. Here is an estimate of how many people in each state are expected to gain Medicaid coverage under the health law, if all states move forward. The estimates come from a 2010 report by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.

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States That Challenged The Law includes all states that were plaintiffs in either the Florida vs. HHS or Virginia vs. Sebelius federal lawsuits.

State Projected New Medicaid Enrollees States That Challenged The Law Alabama 351,567 Alaska 42,794 Arizona 105,428 Colorado 245,730 Florida 951,622 Georgia 646,557 Idaho 85,883 Indiana 297,737 Iowa 114,691 Kansas 143,445 Louisiana 366,318 Maine 43,468 Michigan 589,965 Mississippi 320,748 Nebraska 83,898 Nevada 136,563 North Dakota 28,864 Ohio 667,376 Pennsylvania 482,366 South Carolina 344,109 South Dakota 31,317 Texas 1,798,314 Virginia 372,470 Wisconsin 205,987 Utah 138,918 Washington 295,662 Wyoming 29,899 States That Did Not Challenge The Law Arkansas 200,690 California 2,008,796 Connecticut 114,083 Delaware 12,081 District of Columbia 28,900 Hawaii 84,130 Illinois 631,024 Kentucky 329,000 Maryland 245,996 Massachusetts 29,921 Minnesota 251,783 Missouri 307,872 Montana 57,356 New Hampshire 55,918 New Jersey 390,490 New Mexico 145,024 New York 305,945 North Carolina 633,485 Oklahoma 357,150 Oregon 294,600 Rhode Island 41,185 Tennessee 330,932 Vermont 4,484 West Virginia 121,635   TOTAL 15,904,173 Source: The Kaiser Commission On Medicaid And The Uninsured