The ACA resulted in a large increase in the number of American workers who have health coverage for themselves and their families. Workers in industries that typically had the weakest coverage made the largest gains, and workers making salaries typically associated with lower coverage rates saw larger increases in coverage, showing that coverage gains under the ACA were well-targeted.
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The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. Visit the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center for more information specific to its staff and its recent research.