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HHS Report Highlights How Safety Nets Stabilized U.S. Uninsured Rate During Pandemic

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According to the Department of Health and Human Services, enrollment in U.S. government-run health insurance program Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic grew 16%, with more than 11 million additional Americans signing up.

The department said safety nets like Medicaid and re-opening enrollment through the Affordable Care Act helped stabilize uninsured rates even while millions lost employer-related health insurance coverage as the pandemic rattled the U.S. economy.

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