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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In 2014, after implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplaces and Medicaid expansion created through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 36 million people in the United States—11.5% of the population—were uninsured, according to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.
About two-thirds of the US population (63.6%) younger than 65 years had private health insurance last year, including 2.2% covered by plans purchased through health insurance exchanges. The largest drop in uninsured adults occurred among 19- to 25-year-olds, from 26.5% in 2013 to 20% in 2014. This group also had the biggest increase in public coverage, rising to 19.1% in 2014 from 16.1% in 2013. Read more