The authors highlight the characteristics of the remaining uninsured and the opportunity to further expand coverage with targeted outreach to the 7.5 million people eligible for Medicaid or CHIP who could obtain no- or very low-cost insurance coverage, as well as 3.1 million people eligible for the largest premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. Taken together, these groups account for 35.4 percent of the remaining uninsured.
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