ACA is working for Americans

Uninsured rate drops again

Thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act, there are 15.8 million Americans who no longer are without health insurance since the major provisions of the law took effect in 2013.

That's according to a new survey from the National Center for Health Statistics showing that, from 2013 to March 2015, the number of uninsured Americans (age 18 to 64) dropped by about one-third, from 14.4 percent to 9.2 percent, reported The New York Times. The story also points out that improvements in coverage have coincided with improvements in the country's economy and a declining unemployment rate.

Gains were most pronounced among poor people and those hovering around the poverty line. Among poor, nonsenior adults, the number of uninsured had dropped from 39.3 percent in 2013 to 28 percent by March of this year.