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Bear with a stethoscope The uninsured rate for children declined in the first three years of the ACA: first to 6.3 percent, then to 5.1 percent and finally to 4.7 percent. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Affordable Care Act resulted in a significant increase in health care coverage for children, a new study finds.

A study from University of Minnesota’s State Health Access Data Assistance Center, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds that between 2013–the year before the implementation of the ACA–and 2016, the uninsured rate among children dropped from 7.5 percent to 4.7 percent.

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