By the Numbers: Affordable Care Act


Average increase in marketplace premiums from 2014 to 2015.



Percentage of non-elderly adults in the U.S. who remain uninsured.



Percentage of silver plans that have narrow provider networks.


5.7 million

The number of people who will be uninsured in 2016 because 20 states (including Wisconsin) are not expanding Medicaid.


60 million

The approximate number of Americans who have gained expanded mental health and substance use disorder benefits and/or federal parity protections.


105 million

The number of Americans who no longer have to worry about having their health benefits cut off after they reach a lifetime limit.


129 million

The number of Americans with pre-existing conditions (including up to 17 million children) who no longer have to worry about being denied health coverage or being charged higher premiums because of their health status.


7.4 billion

The amount of money hospitals saved on uncompensated costs in 2014.


10 billion

The amount almost 8 million seniors have saved on prescription drugs through the ACA.


66 billion

The cost to the country’s economic output through 2017 because of the state’s that refused to expand Medicaid programs by foregoing an estimated $88 billion in federal funding from 2014 to 2016. That amounts to an estimated economic impact of $1.3 billion lost in Wisconsin, amounting to 10,500 jobs.


Sources: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;; Council of Economic Advisers; Congressional Budget Office

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