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Growing Awareness of Health Coverage Among Americans

Saturday, June 05, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a report stating 31 million Americans have health coverage facilitated by the Affordable Care Act. The report indicates a decline in the rate of insurance across every state in the United States ever since the law’s coverage expansions reverberated. People procuring services facilitated by the health Marketplaces along with Medicaid expansion have reached their peak.

The data established in the report also concludes those individuals enrolled in health coverage provided via Health insurance offered by Marketplaces and Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. It comprises 11.3 million people registered under the ACA Marketplace plans until February 2021. A newly-eligible group of people constituting several 14.8 million enrolments in Medicaid via ACA’s expansion of eligibility targeting adults as of December 2020.

Another addition indicates enrolment of one million people in the ACA’s Basic Health Program, and a total of almost four million enrollees identified as the previously eligible adult Medicaid. The latter gained coverage due to the ACA’s enhanced outreach initiative, streamlined applications, and escalating federal fundings under the ACA.

The report released describes the critical role of ACA in presenting millions of Americans with health insurance coverage. Furthermore, the report also analyses a reduction by 41 percent in the number of nonelderly uninsured adults over a time span of 2010 to 2016 with a drop from 48.2 million to 28.2 million. Each of the 50 states and District of Columbia have witnessed a decline in the rate of uninsured adults.

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