11/18/2013 04:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The 15 Biggest Obamacare Losers

Obamacare may be one of the largest expansions of the U.S. safety net in the country's history, but a lot of people will have a hard time noticing the difference.

Some states will benefit much less from President Obama's health-care reform law than others, for various reasons -- like whether or not the state opted to expand Medicaid, the general health of the state's population and how many people there already have insurance. The map below, from a new study by consumer-finance site WalletHub, lays out the biggest winners and losers, with green equalling winner and red equalling loser:

obamacare map

It comes as no surprise that some of Obamacare's biggest losers are Republican-dominated states that opted not to expand Medicaid.

Here's a list of 15 states benefitting least from Obamacare:

Obamacare's Biggest Losers