Despite efforts to repeal it, the Affordable Care Act continues to help lower America's uninsured rate. (Photo: iStock)

The uninsured rate continues to drop as a result of the Affordable Care Act, a fact that makes the years-long effort to repeal the law all the more difficult for opponents of the controversial health care overhaul.

A new federal survey conducted in early 2016 pegged the uninsured rate at 8.6 percent, a new historical low. The rate has declined slightly from a year before, when the same survey showed an uninsured rate of 9.1 percent.

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