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The Uninsured and the Affordable Care Act: A Primer

A look at how insurance has changed, how many remain uninsured, who they are and why they lack coverage.

The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid

Nationally, 2.2M poor uninsured adults are in the “coverage gap” that results from state decisions not to expand Medicaid.

Changes in Health Coverage by Race and Ethnicity since Implementation of the ACA, 2013-2017

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: Growing Importance in a Changing Health Care System

Community health centers are a key component of the health care system, providing access to comprehensive primary care in underserved communities.

6 Things to Know About Uninsured Adults with Opioid Addiction

The opioid epidemic continues to intensify, with over 2 million people addicted to prescription opioids — many of them uninsured.
2 in 3 adults with opioid addiction are white

Data Portrait

Health and Health Coverage in the South

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.