According to a recent study by the Department of Health and Human Services, the percentage of Americans without insurance fell to 8% this year, up from 9% previously in 2016.
In early 2022 and throughout 2021, the uninsured rate dropped. As of 2020, 4 million adults and 1 million children are covered.
“Every American has the right to comprehensive and affordable health care,” said Joe Biden.
“No one should have to decide between paying rent and filling a prescription because they can’t go to the doctor,” he added.
Democrats announced a 725-page deal on climate change, health care and taxation a few days ago, according to the Associated Press.
The deal also plans to extend federal subsidies to those who buy private health insurance, helping lower uninsured rates. Democrats propose extending the rate cuts for 3 years to invest $64 billion.
More than 35 million Americans are enrolled in Affordable Care Act coverage. Of this, more than 21 million people have enrolled in Medicaid expansion.
The uninsured rate began to fall due to a $1.9 trillion bailout from the previous year, which lowered premiums and out-of-envelope payments for new or returning customers who bought health insurance plans through the marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.
The percentage of uninsured adults fell from 14.5% at the end of 2020 to 11.8% at the beginning of 2022.
Children’s rates, which increased in 2019 and 2020, decreased from 3.7% in early 2022 to 6.4% in late 2020.
People with incomes below 100% of the federal poverty line and people between 200% and 400% of the poverty line experienced the strongest growth in uninsured rates from 2020 to 2022.
According to a recent survey, 26 million Americans and 2% of children lack health insurance.
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