(Abstracted from N Engl J Med 2019;380(18):1685–1688)
Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the United States did not significantly reduce the percentage of Americans without health insurance coverage over the past several decades. After the ACA was enacted, US residents without coverage went from 16% to 9%.
The Brookings Institution (M.F., H.J.A., L.A., P.B.G., C.L.Y.); USC–Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy (M.F., H.J.A., L.A., P.B.G., C.L.Y.), Washington, DC; and Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (P.B.G.)