Coverage Trends

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Policy Basics

The share of Americans without health coverage has fallen by more than a third in recent years due primarily to the success of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) major coverage expansions.

The ACA has provided health coverage to roughly 20 million previously uninsured Americans. We track coverage trends, and we work with federal and state policymakers and private advocates to expand coverage, especially for low- and moderate-income Americans.

Accurately Evaluating Marketplace Enrollment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final count of people selecting health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual marketplace for 2021 is expected soon...

Census: Health Coverage Progress Eroded in 2018

The share of Americans without health insurance rose from 7.9 percent in 2017 to 8.5 percent in 2018, the Census Bureau’s new Current Population Survey (CPS) data show — the first increase since...