9.5M Previously Uninsured U.S. Residents Gained Coverage During ACA’s First Open Enrollment Period
During the initial open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges, 9.5 million previously uninsured U.S. residents gained coverage, reducing the rate of uninsured adults under age 65 from 20% to 15%, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Commonwealth Fund. Researchers found that 73% of adults who bought health insurance reported being somewhat or very satisfied with their new plan, including 87% of those who signed up for Medicaid and 77% of those who were previously insured.
- "Newest Health Insurance Customers Are Generally Happy" (Sanger-Katz, "The Upshot," New York Times, 7/10).