ERC state uninsured rates dropped, Medicaid grew from 2013 to last year
The percent of Americans without health coverage dropped from 14.5% in 2013 just before the Affordable Care Act was implemented to 9.4% last year, according to new Census data. Over 2 million more residents of the CSG-ERC region had health coverage last year than in 2013. All CSG-ERC state uninsured rates were below the US average ranging from Massachusetts with only 2.8% of residents without coverage to New Jersey where 8.7% of residents remained uninsured. Medicaid programs across the region grew by just over 1.5 million from 2013 to 2015, averaging 11.3% growth. Only Maine’s program shrank over the two years losing 32,000 people.
|Uninsured 2015||Uninsured change 2013 to 2015|
|US||29.8 million||9.4%||-15.4 million||-5.1%|