September 19, 2013
595,000 Kentuckians, or 13.9 percent of the state’s population, had no health insurance in 2012, according to data released today by the Census Bureau. But the new data also show that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already increasing coverage for young adults. And starting next year, two major provisions of the ACA will dramatically reduce the number of uninsured Kentuckians.
The percentage of Kentuckians ages 18-24 that are uninsured has fallen from 32.5 percent in 2010 to 25.8 percent in 2012. That improvement can be attributed to a measure read more