Uninsured Rate at an All-Time Low After 2022 HealthCare.Gov Insurance Enrollment Breaks Records

February 20, 2023 by Alec Stone MA, MPA, Former ONS Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy

Biden said that the enrollment numbers (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/12/27/statement-from-president-joe-biden-on-record-2022-healthcare-gov-enrollment/) were an “all-time record” and gains like those helped drive down the uninsured rate to 8% earlier in 2022, its lowest in history.

“I promised to lower costs for families and ensure that all Americans have access to quality affordable health care,” Biden said (https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/12/27/statement-from-president-joe-biden-on-record-2022-healthcare-gov-enrollment/). “In recent days, we received further proof that our efforts are delivering record results and bringing families the peace of mind that comes with health insurance.”

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