Health Insurance Marketplace: Uninsured Populations Eligible to Enroll for 2016

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A central aim of the Affordable Care Act is to increase the number of Americans with health insurance coverage. Over the past two years, significant progress has been made towards this goal as measured by the decline in the proportion of Americans who lack health insurance coverage, with an estimated 17.6 million uninsured people having gained health insurance coverage since several of the ACA coverage provisions took effect. This brief examines the composition of people that remained uninsured though the first quarter of 2015 and may be eligible to purchase insurance coverage from a Qualified Health Plan through the Marketplaces. It also presents data on the attitudes and experiences of the uninsured, drawn from a number of private surveys.

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Date: Oct 2015
Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services