Mississippi sees improvement in uninsured rate, access to care

Mississippi’s uninsured rate dropped significantly, and other measures of access to care improved between 2013 and 2016.

For the state, the uninsured rate dropped from 25 percent in 2013, the year before many of the measures in the Affordable Care Act went into effect, to 18 percent in 2016, according to the report released Thursday by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund. The percentage of people who reported going without health care because of costs, dropped from 22 percent to 19 percent in the state in the same period.

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