The rate of uninsured Mississippians dropped for the second year in a row as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to data released by the United States Census Bureau this week.
The uninsured rate fell from 14.5 percent in 2014 to 12.7 percent last year. This follows a drop of 2.6 percent between 2013 and 2014, the first year the Affordable Care Act was implemented.
Despite these declines, Mississippi still ranks sixth for uninsured residents, behind only Texas, Alaska, Oklahoma, Georgia and Florida. Like these states, Mississippi declined the Medicaid expansion.