The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, extended health coverage to millions of Americans through Medicaid (in the states participating in Medicaid expansion) and subsidized Marketplace coverage. However, research prior to enactment of the American Rescue Plan suggests many remaining uninsured people are not aware of their coverage options. This Issue Brief illustrates the geographic and demographic variation in the uninsured population, including those eligible to enroll in health coverage through the Marketplace during the COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period. This Issue Brief is intended to support state and local outreach efforts to make uninsured individuals aware of their options for affordable coverage.
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