Estimated 20 Million More People Are Covered By Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act
According to a report published in February of 2016 by the Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 20 million people are now covered under health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. The uninsured rate for people aged 18 to 64 “declined by 43 percent between October 2013 and early 2016 (from 20.3 percent to 11.5 percent)”.
6.1 million young adults (ages 19-25) now have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.
Other notable changes of insurance levels include significant increases in coverage for Black non-Hispanics (22.4% uninsured to 10.6% uninsured) and Hispanics (41.8% uninsured to 30.5% uninsured).
This number does not include the remainder of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.