Health Insurance Coverage Expands Under Affordable Care Act

More working-age adults have health insurance after the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, according to a survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund.

For people aged 19-64, the uninsured rate dropped from 20 percent before the open enrollment period began to 15 percent afterwards. An estimated 9.5 million fewer adults were uninsured.

In states that chose to expand their Medicaid rolls, the uninsured rate for those living in poverty dropped from 28 to 17 percent. There was no significant change in states that did not expand Medicaid.

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