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Health inurance button on a keyboard As new Marketplace consumers activate their health plan coverage, ACA-related enrollment is expected to continue to climb through the end of the special enrollment period in August. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A record 31 million Americans now have health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides insight into how that historic high was reached, adding that uninsured rates in every state have dropped since the law’s coverage expansions took effect.

The historic number of people with coverage is based on enrollment data from late 2020 and early 2021 in the Marketplace or Medicaid expansion coverage.

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