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4.4 percent of Americans don't receive medical care because of cost

Only 4.4 percent of Americans say they skipped necessary medical care due to cost-related issues in the past year, according to new  data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Rate of Hispanics without coverage down to 28.5 percent

In the first three months of 2015, 28.3 percent of hispanics lacked health insurance, according to  data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Hispanic adults had the greatest percentage point decrease in the uninsured rate between 2013 and the beginning of this year.

Number of uninsured Americans dropped by nearly 16 million since 2013

Nearly 16 million fewer people lack health insurance in the first quarter of 2015 compared to 2013, according to a new report from the federal government.

Medicaid expansion, state exchanges drive greater drops in uninsured

In the two years since the Affordable Care Act's two main mechanisms took effect, the rate of uninsured adults has dropped in many states--especially those that set up their own health insurance exchanges and expanded Medicaid, according to a new Gallup poll.

A look at healthcare coverage, trends before and after ACA implementation

Americans' access to healthcare coverage and overall health improved after the Affordable Care Act's first round of open enrollment in October 2013, according to a  study from the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Uninsured rate for Hispanic, black Americans dropped in 2014

The percentage of uninsured adults decreased for Hispanic and black Americans in 2014, though there are still inequalities in healthcare access and utilization for certain populations,  according to  data released by the Department of Health and Human Services' National Health Interview Survey.

3 payer issues to focus on in wake of King v. Burwell ruling

Last week the Supreme Court saved the Affordable Care Act for the second time since its implementation-- this time by upholding federal subsidies. Moving forward, it's time to shift gears and change the healthcare conversation, according to the Associated Press. 

Uninsured rate drops to 11.5 percent

With millions of Americans' health insurance in jeopardy as the Supreme Court weighs a case against a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, a newly released government survey indicates that the rate of uninsured Americans has dropped to just 11.5 percent.

Full ACA repeal would cost insurers 19M members, grow national deficit as much as $350B

Insurers stand to lose up to 19 million members if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that subsidies are illegal and lawmakers repeal the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office, which also estimates the economic damange.

Changes in Census report makes it harder to understand insurance trends

Census data now gives health insurers a better estimate of how many consumers actually have coverage, but the new information comes at the cost of understanding insurance trends.