Benefits Insights – ACA Changes Overview
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has brought significant changes to the health care industry. The article below summarizes some of the main trends that have resulted from the ACA over the past few years.
Since the passage of the ACA, 20 million people have gained health insurance, according to the Obama administration. In 2009 (before the ACA), nearly 49 million people (15.7 percent of the U.S. population) were uninsured. According to a 2015 study by the U.S. Census Bureau, the uninsured rate has dropped to 9.2 percent—the lowest amount in 50 years.