Obamacare Cut The Ranks Of The Uninsured By A Third

People wait to sign up for health insurance in Cudahy, Calif., in late March 2014.i

People wait to sign up for health insurance in Cudahy, Calif., in late March 2014.

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People wait to sign up for health insurance in Cudahy, Calif., in late March 2014.

People wait to sign up for health insurance in Cudahy, Calif., in late March 2014.

Lucy Nicholson/Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Corbis

A total of 16.4 million non-elderly adults have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act became law five years ago this month. It’s a reduction in the ranks of the uninsured the the Department of Health and Human Services called historic.

Those gaining insurance since 2010 include 2.3 million young adults aged 18 to 26 who were able to remain on their parents’ health insurance plus another 14.1 million adults who obtained coverage through expansions of the Medicaid program, new marketplace coverage and other sources, according to the report from the department released Monday.

Officials say the percentage of people without coverage has dropped about a third since

Article source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/16/393363719/obamacare-cut-the-ranks-of-the-uninsured-by-a-third?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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