Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans Ages 50–64

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Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans Ages 50–64

The Uninsured Rate for 50- to 64-Year-Olds Dropped 31 Percent since December 2013

Abstract

New data from the December 2014 Health Reform Monitoring Survey show that the share of Americans ages 50 to 64 without health insurance fell by nearly a third, from 11.6 percent to 8.0 percent, between December 2013 and December 2014. States that chose to expand eligibility for their Medicaid programs saw a larger drop in uninsured rates among 50- to 64-year-olds than states that did not. Overall, the number of 50- to 64-year olds with health coverage increased by approximately 2.2 million between December 2013 and December 2014.

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