13.2%

July 7, 2014 | Number of The Day
The rate of uninsured non-elderly adults, a major drop since implementation of Affordable Care Act

The rate of uninsured dropped by 38 percent since the federal Affordable Care Act became law, according to the Health Reform Monitoring Survey and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

In the third quarter of 2013, 21.2 percent of adult New Jerseyans under the age of 65, were uninsured. In the first quarter of 2014, only 13.2 percent were uninsured.

If anything, according to those who conducted the survey, this rate of adoption is most likely conservative. That’s because the survey was conducted in early March and did not capture those that signed up for coverage in March or afterward.