A look at how insurance has changed, how many remain uninsured, who they are and why they lack coverage.
Nationally, 2.2M poor uninsured adults are in the “coverage gap” that results from state decisions not to expand Medicaid.
People of color experienced large gains in coverage under the ACA that narrowed longstanding disparities. But between 2016 and 2017, coverage gains stalled or began reversing for some groups, including Whites and Blacks.
Community health centers are a key component of the health care system, providing access to comprehensive primary care in underserved communities.
The opioid epidemic continues to intensify, with over 2 million people addicted to prescription opioids — many of them uninsured.
Southerners as a group are generally more likely than those in the rest of the nation to have certain chronic illnesses and to experience worse health outcomes.