20 Million Insured Because of ACA

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The Department of Health and Human Services issued a report finding that approximately 20 million people gained health insurance coverage between 2010 and early 2016 due to the Affordable Care Act.  The estimate is based on data from the National Health Interview Survey and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.  Key findings in the report include the following:

  • The uninsured rate decreased by 43% between October 2013 and early 2016 for adults between the ages of 18-64.
  • 6.1 million adults between the ages of 19-25 gained health insurance coverage between 2010 and early 2016.
  • The uninsured rate dropped slightly more between October 2013 and early 2016 for women between the ages of 18-64 than for men in the same age range.
  • Gains in health insurance coverage were experienced across racial and ethnic groups.