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Improving the Odds for 9 Million Uninsured Adults Ages 50-64

Posted on 01/8/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Public Policy InstituteAmid all the criticism of and Obamacare these days, it’s easy to forget that a key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to help people get coverage. For people who are uninsured or underinsured, a major accident or illness is more than a health crisis; it’s a potential financial disaster. In 2012, 9 million people ages 50 through 64 were uninsured. For these individuals, the Affordable Care Act offers new opportunities for coverage and will help some …