HHS: Record 31 million Americans have health care coverage through ACA
Nearly 4 million previously eligible adults gained coverage due to enhanced outreach, streamlined applications, and increased federal funding.
By Michael Popke|June 10, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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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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