The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) reduced the share of uninsured young adults aged 19 to 25 years by half, from 30.2% in 2011 to 16.0% in 2018. The share of young adults covered by Medicaid increased 4.3 percentage points, from 11.1% in 2011 to 15.4% in 2018. The uninsured rate decreased the most among young adults from low-income households, as well as those who identified as Hispanic or non-Hispanic Black adults. The ACA required most adults to obtain health insurance, and required most employers to offer comprehensive health plans with . . .
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