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Figure 4-3: Percent of Population Below 200 Percent of Poverty on Medicaid, Metropolitan Areas, 1999-2001 (Text Description)

The figure is a graph showing the percentage of low-income residents enrolled in Medicaid, by region of the Nation. In the Northeast, Springfield and Worcester had the highest enrollment of low-income population, between 60 and 70 percent. In Syracuse and Boston, the enrollment was between 50 and 60 percent. In Providence and New York, the enrollment was between 40 and 50 percent. In Philadelphia, Newark, and Pittsburgh, the enrollment was between 30 and 40 percent. In Allentown and Jersey City, the enrollment was between 20 and 30 percent. In New Haven, the enrollment was roughly 17 percent. In the South, enrollment was highest in Knoxville, in excess of 70 percent. Johnson City had an enrollment of roughly 62 percent. In Memphis and Nashville, the enrollment was around 50 percent. In Charlotte, Raleigh, and Baltimore, enrollment was between 30 and 40 percent. In Miami, Atlanta, and Washington, DC, enrollment was between 20 and 30 percent. In Richmond and Melbourne, enrollment was less than 20 percent. In the Midwest, Lansing had the highest enrollment in Medicaid of low-income population, approaching 75 percent. In St. Louis and Detroit, enrollment was between 50 and 60 percent. In Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Kansas City, enrollment was between 40 and 50 percent. Enrollment was lowest in Chicago, Des Moines, and Wichita, between 20 and 30 percent. In the West, Tacoma, Fresno, and Stockton had enrollments between 60 and 70 percent. In Modesto and Bakersfield, enrollment was between 50 and 60 percent. In Sacramento and Portland, enrollment was between 40 and 50 percent. In San Diego, Los Angeles, and Seattle, enrollment was between 30 and 40 percent. In Oakland, Phoenix, and Denver, enrollment was between 20 and 30 percent. Enrollment was less than 20 percent in Colorado Springs and Las Vegas.

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