The country's uninsured rate has dipped among blacks and lower-income Americans, and now sits at its lowest level since 2008, according to Gallup numbers released Monday.

Gallup reported that the percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped to 15.6 percent, a drop of 1.5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013.

Gallup researchers said the drop in uninsured rate corresponds with the deadline to enroll in coverage or face a penalty under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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