As the shake-out of the Patient Protection and Affordable CareAct continues, it’s still hard to pinpoint how effective the reformmeasure will be in improving the health of Americans. But clearly,people continue to sign up for the coverage based on the promise ofbetter health care for all.

The National Center for Health Statistics reviewed insurancecoverage trends in 37 states from 2013 to 2015, and found thenumber of people without insurance droppedsignificantly.

According to the report, there were 16 million fewer people inthose states without insurance in 2015 than there were in 2013.Year over year, the decline was about even, with the numberdropping by 7.2 million from the 2014 total and by about 9 millionfrom 2013 to 2014.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.