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A Third of Americans Are Still Struggling to Find Affordable Healthcare

  • 34% of Americans had trouble finding affordable policies
  • Three in 10 covered adults skipped care due to cost in 2016

Uninsured rates in low-income families have fallen under the Affordable Care Act, yet more than a third of Americans continued to face difficulties paying their medical bills in 2016, a survey found.

Adults in poor families were among the greatest beneficiaries of the ACA, with uninsured rates falling as much as 17 percentage points since it became law in 2010, according to a study from the Commonwealth Fund, a private, New York-based research organization. Still, 34 percent of Americans said it’s difficult or impossible to find affordable health coverage.