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Studies Show ACA Reduced Uninsured By 8 to 11 Million

Three recent, separate studies by Gallup, the Commonwealth Fund and the Urban Institute indicate that the Affordable Care Act reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million to 11 million in its first year...
August 7, 2014

Three recent, separate studies by Gallup, the Commonwealth Fund and the Urban Institute indicate that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million to 11 million in its first year. They concluded that around 25 percent of those without insurance last fall have since obtained coverage. The Commonwealth Fund and Gallup both indicate that the sharpest increases in coverage occurred among adults under age 35. Gallup reported the biggest decline in the uninsured, from 18 percent just prior to the law to 13.4 percent in the second quarter of 2014, amounting to about 11 million newly insured individuals.