MassBudget: Today's Census release shows results of health care commitments
Affordable Care Act has made a difference across US
Today's Census Release Shows Results of Public Commitments to Health Care
New MassBudget factsheet summarizes results
New data released by the US Census today show the results of commitments made by our state and the nation to improving the health care security of our people. Massachusetts, which enacted comprehensive health reform in 2006, continued to lead the nation in the share of our population covered by health insurance. The Census report also shows that in the years since the Affordable Care Act took effect the share of people insured has increased substantially in states across the country.
Today's Census report reflects data from 2016 and shows 97.5 percent of the Massachusetts population insured - and 99 percent of our children. It also shows that health insurance coverage has increased in every state in the country since 2013. As a new brief from MassBudget explains, health coverage increased most dramatically in those states that have taken advantage of the option to expand their Medicaid programs with additional funding provided by the Affordable Care Act.
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