A new analysis from the Department of Health and Human Services released August 2, 2022 show the national uninsured rate dropped to a record low of 8 percent.

It comes as enhanced Affordable Care Act subsidies are about to expire at the end of this year.

What would that mean?  Nearly 3.1 million people would become uninsured when subsidies expired.

Right now about 5.2 million people have gained coverage since 2020.  Uninsured rates among adults 18-64 dropped from 14.5 percent in 2020 to 11.8 in 2022.  In children under 17 that number fell from 6.4 percent to 3.7.  The largest drop was in people living in poverty and those with incomes between 200 and 400 percent of the federal poverty level.