The percentage of Americans without health insurance fell 2.2 percentage points after the rush to meet the April deadline for enrollment in health plans mandated under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new Gallup survey.
The "Young Invincibles," which were targeted by the Obama Administration for enrollment in health care, still have the worst rate for health insurance, but the number continued to fall this quarter to 23.9 percent.
The percentage of Americans who have insurance under Medicaid also increased after the ACA's expansion of Medicaid. Although the most common provider of insurance is a current or former employer, there are now more Americans with self-funded insurance.
Since April and May, the decline in uninsured Americans has leveled off. The rate will likely remain mostly constant until the 2015 open enrollment begins in November.