Millions More Latinos Are Insured Because of the ACA

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<p>The Affordable Care Act (ACA) lowered the uninsured rate for working-age Latino adults from 43.2 percent in 2010 to 24.8 percent in 2016, as millions gained health coverage. In a new <em>To the Point</em> post, The Commonwealth Fund’s Michelle Doty and Sara Collins report that while uninsured rates have also fallen significantly for whites and blacks, the nearly 20-point decline among Latinos is the largest of any ethnic group. </p><p>But despite their big coverage gains, Latinos now comprise a greater share of the shrinking uninsured population. As Doty and Collins explain, one reason why Latinos’ uninsured rate remains high is because, prior to the ACA, it was by far the highest of any group. The other reason: nearly half of uninsured Latinos are estimated to be undocumented and therefore ineligible for the law’s coverage expansions.</p> Read the post