Post-it notes with health reform cycle The study confirmed what has already been widely reported: states that opted not to expand Medicaid through the ACA have much higher uninsured rates. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In 2017, the first year of the Trump administration, the percentage of Americans without health insurance increased from 10 percent to 10.2 percent, a new analysis finds. That marked the first time since 2013, the year the Affordable Care Act was implemented, that the uninsured rate increased.

The rise in the uninsured rate came despite a significant increase in the number of people covered by employer-sponsored plans. While 2.3 million more people got health insurance through their jobs, the number getting coverage through Medicaid, CHIP or the Obamacare marketplace decreased by 1.9 million.

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