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Affordable Care Act Brought the Uninsured Rate to 9.1%
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has made a tremendous impact on healthcare coverage among Americans. An extra 20 million people now have healthcare access do due to the health insurance exchanges. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report showing that the uninsured rate fell to 9.1 percent across the country in 2015.

The report called Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015 estimates that 7.4 million people gained coverage in 2015 as compared to the prior year. When looking at non-elderly adults, the uninsured rate dropped from 16.3 percent to 12.8 percent last year.