New Report: Uninsured Rate for U.S. Women Drops by Nearly Half Since Passage of ACA; More Women Buying Plans on Their Own

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect in 2010, the number of uninsured women ages 19 to 64 decreased by nearly half, from 20 percent (19 million) in 2010 to 11 percent (11 million) in 2016, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. Among low-income women earning less than $48,600 for a family four, the uninsured rate fell from 34 percent in 2010 to 18 percent in 2016.        

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