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Americans saw gains in insurance coverage from 2019-2021

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Medicaid expansion, increased federal subsidies drove growth

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Between 2019 and 2021 the percentage of American adults without health insurance declined from 11.1% to 10.5%, due largely to more states expanding Medicaid eligibility and increases in federal subsidies for insurance premiums. But the gains in insurance coverage varied widely, with some states seeing upticks in their rates of uninsured residents. What follows is a snapshot of changes in insurance coverage during those years.

Source: Office of Health Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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