The evidence is there: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has helped shed the nation’s uninsured rate. Since last year, overall, the rate of people without health insurance dropped 3.5 percentage points, and now sits at 13.8 percent, according to Gallup statistics. It’s the lowest level in the seven years the polling firm has measured the data.

State by state, of course, uninsured rates still vary widely. Here are the top 5 states with the nation’s lowest uninsured rates.

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