US uninsured rate hits record low of 8 percent, Biden admin report says

The U.S. uninsured rate fell to a record low of 8 percent in the first quarter of 2022, according to a new report from the Biden administration.  

President Biden touted the number on Tuesday, saying it showed the success of his efforts to build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  

“This progress did not happen by accident,” Biden said in a statement. “More than 35 million Americans are enrolled in Affordable Care Act related coverage – the highest total on record....