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According to the latest findings from the Biennial Health Insurance Survey, the percentage of people who shopped for insurance on their own who could not find an affordable plan dropped from 60 percent in 2010 to 34 percent in 2016. Among those with health problems, 70 percent said they had trouble finding an affordable plan in 2010, compared to 42 percent in 2016.


<p>New results from the Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey, 2014, indicate that the Affordable Care Act's subsidized insurance options and consumer protections reduced the number of uninsured working-age adults from an estimated 37 million people, or 20 percent of the population, in 2010 to 29 million, or 16 percent, by the second half of 2014.</p>

<p>Eighty-four million people―nearly half of all working-age U.S. adults―went without health insurance for a time last year or were underinsured because of high out-of-pocket costs relative to income, according to a new study based on findings from the Commonwealth Fund’s 2012 Biennial Health Insurance Survey.</p>

<p>The survey of 3,033 adults, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International from July 2010 to November 2010, finds that in the last two years a majority of men and women who lost a job that had health benefits became uninsured.</p>

<p>The proportion of working-age Americans who have medical bill problems or who are paying off medical debt climbed from 34 percent to 41 percent between 2005 and 2007, bringing the total to 72 million, according to the 2007 Biennial Health Insurance Survey.</p>

<p>While America's uninsured crisis disproportionately affects lower-income working families, a new Fund survey finds moderate-income Americans are increasingly going without health coverage as well.</p>

<p>This survey assessed insurance status, medical debt, the importance of health care as an election issue, policy options for paying for care and covering the uninsured, and more.</p>

<p>This survey was designed to assess a number of issues related to employer-sponsored coverage, including trends in premiums, deductibles, level of benefits, and overall health costs.</p>

<p>This survey assessed the degree to which working-age adults had been uninsured for at least some period of time during the past year and how their insurance status was related to such issues as accessing health care or paying medical bills.</p>

<p>This survey looked at how Americans feel about the traditional employer-based health insurance system compared with other options for health coverage.</p>

<p>The survey finds that one of three adults age 18 to 64, or 52 million people, either were uninsured or had been uninsured at some time during the previous two years. The vast majority of these adults were in working families.</p>