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Uninsured Americans Dropped by One-Quarter Over Five Years

The number of uninsured Americans decreased significantly from 2019 to 2023 due to government efforts during and post-Covid-19 pandemic, but challenges remain as Medicaid reviews resume. Click here for article.

  • Decline in Uninsured: The number of uninsured Americans dropped from 33.2 million in 2019 to 25 million in 2023.

  • Impact of Medicaid: Medicaid eligibility reviews were delayed, maintaining coverage, but as reviews resume, uninsured rates could rise.

  • Insurance Coverage Types: 23% of adults aged 18-64 were covered by public programs like Medicaid, a 3% increase since 2019.

  • Racial Disparities: Hispanic adults had the highest uninsured rate (25%), despite a 5% decrease; non-Hispanic Asian adults had the lowest (less than 5%).

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