Survey: Uninsured Rate Drops Due to Health Law

A major survey tracking the rollout of the ACA has found that the uninsured rate keeps going down. According to the survey, only 15.9 percent of American adults are uninsured in 2014, down from 17.1 percent for the last three months, or calender quarter of 2013. Roughly, this number translates to 3 million to 4 million gaining coverage; experts predict that the amount of people who “lack coverage is on track to drop to the lowest quarterly level measured since 2008.” Furthermore, the survey found that almost every demographic group has made progress towards getting health insurance; Hispanics, however, had the highest uninsured rate of any racial or ethnic group, which could partly be a result of technical problems on the Spanish-language enrollment website. The number of Medicaid enrollees is also steadily growing.

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