Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont saw the biggest expansions, while Missouri and Montana saw declines in coverage. The biggest increases occurred among young adults between the ages of 19 and 25.
NPR's The Two-Way: Census: In 2011, Number Of Poor Americans Increased
Young Americans are one of the first to feel the effects of the Affordable Care Act. … According to the Census, once young Americans aged 19 to 25 could be added to their parents' plans, there was a 3.5 percent increase in the number insured. The Census compared that number to to those aged 26 to 29, who saw a decline of almost 1 percent in the number of those insured during the same period (Peralta, 9/20).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Insurance Coverage Improves In 20 States, Census Shows
The percentage of people without health insurance fell in 20 states last year with Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont seeing the biggest declines, according to an analysis of data released Thursday by the Census Bureau (Galewitz, 9/20).