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Health Coverage Changes Under the Affordable Care Act: End of 2021 Update

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Aiden Lee, Rose C. Chu, Christie Peters, Benjamin D. Sommers

This report examines recently-released 2021 National Health Interview Survey data to assess coverage changes during the pandemic, finding a decrease in the uninsured rate in 2021 for the population as a whole and by race, ethnicity, and income. The report also examines the most recent enrollment statistics for coverage related to the Affordable Care Act, including Marketplace, Medicaid expansion, and the Basic Health Program, finding that enrollment by early 2022 has hit an all-time high of more than 35 million people.

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