U.S. uninsured rate shows sharp improvement

December 18, 2014 5:49 PM

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The Affordable Care Act covers an enormous amount of policy ground, and on every front, it’s having considerable success. But the point of initiating the reform effort in the first place was to bring coverage to those who need it – Americans, like residents of every other advanced democracy on the planet, should be able to receive affordable medical care when they need it.

New federal government data shows the percentage of Americans without health insurance was at or near historic lows this year following the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, and appears certain to fall to record levels next year.

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