Cassie Dagostino wrote an article on Rantt about Republicans’ attempts to replace ObamaCare without a replacement. When the ACA became law in 2010, 16.3% of the population, or 49.9 million Americans, lacked health insurance.
Since the ACA’s enactment, the uninsured rate has been cut in half and the trend-line of record lows continues. In 2015, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the calendar year was 9.1 or 29.0 million, down by 1.3 percentage points (10.4 percent or 33.0 million) in 2014.
In Q1 of 2016, the uninsured rate hit a record low of 8.6 percent of Americans (persons of all ages uninsured at the time of interview), marking the first time it fell below 9 percent in the nation’s history, per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.