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As number of uninsured falls, more US people report they can afford care, survey finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h294 (Published 19 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h294
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, the number of people aged 19-64 years without healthcare coverage in the United States fell to 29 million, or 16% of that population, from a high in 2010 of 37 million (20%), a reduction that has brought the proportion to its lowest since 2003, a new survey has found.1

At the same time, the number of adults who reported they did not get care they needed in the past 12 months because of cost fell from 80 million in 2012 to 66 million in 2014, a fall from 43% to 36% of the …

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