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With ACA's Fate Uncertain, New Study Finds Uninsured Rates Dropped in All States

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By 2015, the percentage of uninsured working-age adults had declined everywhere in the U.S. following the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s health coverage provisions, a new Commonwealth Fund analysis finds. Uninsured rates for low-income adults also fell everywhere, with Kentucky’s 25-percentage-point drop leading the nation. The study, by Susan L. Hayes and colleagues, also finds that adults in the majority of states are now less likely to report that costs prevented them from going to a doctor when they needed care.

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