Few Americans would have to buy new health policies under Affordable Care Act

Analysis by The Bell Policy Center

Only 6 percent of Americans will become new buyers of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The Bell Policy Center analyzed data from the Urban Institute and found that just 2 percent of people who are now uninsured will have to buy health insurance without some sort of subsidy. An additional 4 percent of Americans will be required to buy health insurance, but their incomes will allow them to qualify for subsidies to help pay for the insurance. The remaining 94 percent of Americans already have private health insurance through work, have coverage through government health insurance programs or will not be required to buy health insurance for various reasons. View the info-graphic below.