The enrollment deadline for ObamaCare has passed. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Has issued preliminary numbers and we’ll soon see the final numbers. But so far, the HHS says they look very good.
In the meantime, HHS released last year’s final numbers in a report from the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. While — like most government agencies — the numbers are over a year old, it found the rate of uninsured people under age 65 dropped from 11.1% in 2019 to 10.5% in 2021.
And the gains were in areas where people under age 65 normally have a higher rate of those that are uninsured. They are:
- Non-English speaking people between age 19 and 49
- Native Americans
- Alaska Native Americans
- Those groups saw gains of about 1% or a bit higher
The biggest gains came from people with household incomes of between 100% and 250% below the poverty level.
While the final numbers aren’t tallied yet, HHS said so far about 16 million people have picked up a healthcare plan through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. That’s up 13% over 2021.
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