New U.S. Census Data Show the Number of Uninsured Americans Dropped by 4 Million, with Young Adults Making Big Gains

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<p>The number of uninsured Americans declined by an additional 4 million in 2015, two years after the major insurance reforms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect, according to a new federal survey of 94,000 adults released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.</p><p>In a new <em>To the Point</em> post, The Commonwealth Fund’s Sara R. Collins, Munira Gunja, and Sophie Beutel explain that the Census report found that 9.1 percent of the U.S population were uninsured in 2015, down from 13.3 percent in 2013. Uninsured rates declined across all age groups, with adults ages 19 to 25 experiencing the biggest one-year drop.  </p>
<p>The survey also found that ACA insurance marketplaces and individual market coverage drove the growth in private coverage. </p> Read the post