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Number of people with health insurance has risen by 9.3 million since Affordable Care Act, US study finds

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3453 (Published 21 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3453
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

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 …

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