A look at Medicaid expansion by Senate district

CHICAGO (AP) — In the new year, the Illinois Legislature is expected to consider an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Some advocates hope to persuade lawmakers to approve the expansion by showing them the number of uninsured people who might gain coverage. Chicago-based Health and Disability Advocates is distributing the following estimates of the number of newly eligible people in each Illinois Senate district.

Senate DistrictSenatorNewly Eligible for Medicaid
ILILLINOIS563,968
01Munoz25,556
02Delgado19,767
03Hunter17,627
04Lightford12,780
05Van Pelt-Watkins18,034
06Cullerton, J7,921
07Steans19,951
08Silverstein10,494
09Biss5,656
10Mulroe8,202
11Sandoval18,335
12Landek17,163
13Raoul16,647
14Jones III10,074
15Harris12,204
16Collins15,652
17Trotter13,003
18Cunningham5,061
19Hastings4,089
20Martinez19,045
21Connelly3,732
22Noland11,550
23Cullerton, T6,749
24Dillard3,463
25Oberweis3,150
26Duffy4,063
27Murphy5,620
28Kotowski6,879
29Morrison5,504
30Link10,755
31Bush7,378
32Althoff6,418
33McConnaughay3,498
34Stadelman12,617
35Syverson7,244
36Jacobs8,696
37LaHood5,098
38Rezin6,116
39Harmon11,945
40Hutchinson9,058
41Radogno3,211
42Holmes9,731
43McGuire9,603
44Brady5,324
45Bivins6,499
46Koehler9,075
47Sullivan9,503
48Manar9,878
49Bertino-Tarrant3,861
50McCann6,305
51Rose5,084
52Frerichs12,060
53Barickman6,777
54McCarter4,606
55Righter9,314
56Haine7,683
57Clayborne II11,340
58Luechtefeld7,516
59Forby9,805

Source: Rob Paral &Associates' estimates derived from the U.S. Census' 2010-11 American Community Survey. Data research for Health & Disability Advocates.

Note: "Newly Eligible for Medicaid" means uninsured adults who have incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Estimates include people who may be eligible for Medicaid now but are not enrolled. It also includes illegal immigrants who won't be eligible for Medicaid or insurance products in the new health exchange because researchers did not have a way of separating them out.

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