Across all demographic groups, researchers recorded the largest coverage gains for people with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Hispanics, young adults aged 19 to 25, and adults with a high school education or less also experienced significant coverage gains. Adults working in industries that less frequently offer employer-sponsored insurance, such as retail and construction, experienced large gains in coverage through Medicaid and private non-group insurance.
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