At 5.3% and 8.6% respectively, the New England and the Mid-Atlantic states led the nation in lowering uninsured rates last year, according to a new CDC survey. In the first year of coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act, the US uninsured rate fell to 11.5% from 14.4% in 2013. States that expanded Medicaid enjoyed a 5.1% average drop in uninsured rate, compared to 2.1% in non-expansion states. CSG/ERC state uninsured levels varied considerably from 11.3% in Maine to 2.6% in Massachusetts. The report breaks down state coverage rates by age and type of coverage — uninsured, public and private coverage.
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