Kaiser Family Foundation September 16, 2022
Jennifer Tolbert

The Census Bureau released its annual data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the American Community Survey(ACS) on health insurance coverage in the US this week. Although the numbers differ slightly, both surveys show that after increasing for several years prior to the pandemic, the uninsured rate declined in 2021, driven by an increase in public coverage, particularly Medicaid coverage. According to data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the uninsured rate dropped from 9.2% in 2019 to 8.6% in 2021 – representing over 1.5 million people gaining coverage — matching the historic low uninsured rate reported in 2016 following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Figure 1).

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Topics: ACA (Affordable Care Act), CMS, Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, Insurance, Medicaid, Patient / Consumer, Public Health / COVID, Survey / Study, Trends
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