The nation’s uninsured rate declined sharply in 2014 and by nearly one-fifth to 16 percent of the population since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect, according to new figures.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Interview Survey, out Tuesday, finds that the uninsured rate for adults under 65 dropped from 20.4 percent to 16.3 percent between 2013 and 2014. Most notably, the uninsured rate among adults 19-25 dropped from 31.3 percent to 26.9 percent in 2014.

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