20 Million People Have Gained Health Insurance Coverage because of the Affordable Care Act

More than 6 million uninsured young adults have gained health insurance coverage since 2010

A new report released today finds that the provisions of the Affordable Care Act have resulted in an estimated 20 million people gaining health insurance coverage between the passage of the law in 2010 and early 2016—an historic reduction in the uninsured. Those provisions include Medicaid expansion, Health Insurance Marketplace coverage, and changes in private insurance that allow young adults to stay on their parent’s health insurance plans and require plans to cover people with pre-existing health conditions.

Read more on HHS.gov.

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