Taking Stock: Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA as of March 2016

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Taking Stock: Health Insurance Coverage under the ACA as of March 2016

Abstract

  • Between September 2013 and March 2016, the share of nonelderly adults without health insurance fell from 17.6 percent to 9.9 percent, a 43.8 percent decline representing 15.5 million fewer uninsured adults.
  • Over the same period, the share of adults who reported having continuous insurance coverage over the past year rose from 75.0 percent in September 2013 to 82.0 percent in March 2016.
  • The greatest reductions in uninsurance and the greatest gains in continuous coverage were reported by adults in Medicaid expansion states, particularly among low-income adults in those states.
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