States' stances on Medicaid appear to affect access, Commonwealth Fund suggests

According to the Commonwealth Fund's Biennial Health Insurance Survey, differences in cost and access for the four largest states of Texas, California, Florida, and New York stem from a variety of factors, including whether states have expanded eligibility for Medicaid, each  state’s uninsured rate prior to the Affordable Care Act taking effect, differences in the cost protections provided by private health insurance, and demographics.