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ACA lowers uninsured pool by 16.4 million
Modern Healthcare

Approximately 16.4 million uninsured Americans have received some type of health coverage since the Affordable Care Act was passed five years ago, government officials reported Monday.

The large drop in those without health insurance indicated that the healthcare law is reaching its intended goals, officials argued. But the law and many of those who gained coverage face an uncertain future because of a pending U.S. Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, which could upend subsides paid to many of these new policyholders so they could afford to purchase insurance.