Number of people with health insurance has risen by 9.3 million since Affordable Care Act, US study findsBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3453 (Published 21 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3453
- Michael McCarthy
At least 9.3 million more US people now have health insurance than before the launch of the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, a new report has said. The RAND Corporation, a non-partisan policy research organization, said that this increase had reduced the United States’ uninsurance rate from 20.5% to 15.8%.1
For the report the RAND researchers analyzed data collected by RAND’s Health Reform Opinion Study, an ongoing project that has surveyed the insurance status of a nationally representative panel of people every month since November 2013.
The new report looks at changes in insurance enrollment from September 2013 to …