Coverage Gains Among Blacks and Latinos Highlight ACA’s Successes and Opportunities

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<p>The uninsured rate for lower-income working-age blacks and Latinos dropped by at least 10 percentage points between 2010, when the first Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage expansions went into effect, and 2016, according to the latest Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey. </p><p>In a new post on <em>To the Point,</em> The Commonwealth Fund’s Michelle Doty, Munira Gunja, and Sara Collins report that 2016 uninsured rates for low- and middle-income whites, blacks, and U.S.-born Latinos were lower in Medicaid expansion states—all below 10 percent—than in nonexpansion states. Affordability of care and receipt of preventive services also improved for all races, with blacks and Latinos having the largest declines in cost-related access problems since 2010. </p> Read the post