The Census Bureau report on health insurance in 2013 shows that on the eve of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, whether you had coverage was largely a question of how much money you made:

PPACA can’t fix all of that. Just two-thirds of adults who were eligible for Medicaid in 2009-2010 signed up, according to a 2012 study from the Urban Institute, and even with the law’s individual mandate there will still be some people who don’t enroll. The same goes for the state insurance exchanges, whose subsidies will draw in some — but not all — of the uninsured in higher income brackets.

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