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Health Insurance Coverage Declined for Nonelderly Americans between 2016 and 2017, Primarily in States That Did Not Expand Medicaid

08.2019 / By Urban Institute

Using the American Community Survey, the brief presents that uninsurance increased by 0.2 percentage points between 2016 and 2017 despite a strong economy, meaning 700,000 more uninsured Americans. Increases in uninsurance were concentrated in states that did not expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Health Care Act.