Brief A Look at Remaining Uninsured Adults as of March 2015
Adele Shartzer, Genevieve M. Kenney, Sharon K. Long, Yvette Odu
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  • More than two-thirds of uninsured adults in March 2015 were potentially eligible for financial assistance with insurance coverage under the ACA.
  • Nationwide, about a quarter of uninsured adults had incomes below the federal poverty level and lived in states that have not expanded Medicaid.
  • Many uninsured adults were concerned about the affordability of insurance coverage.  
  • Half of uninsured adults who were potentially eligible for financial assistance had not heard about subsidies or looked for information on health plans in the Marketplace.
  • Uninsured adults face competing demands on family budgets that may preempt purchasing insurance coverage.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform
Policy Centers Health Policy Center