The White House says more Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act coverage this year than any other year before.
More than 14.5 million people enrolled for 2022. That's a 21% increase from last year.
Additionally, the uninsured rate for the U.S. was 8.9% for the third quarter of 2021, down from 10.3% for the last quarter of 2020.
"We’ve also reached communities that have historically been left behind, with the HealthCare.gov enrollment rate increasing by 26% for Hispanic Americans and 35% for Black Americans," President Joe Biden said in a statement Wednesday.
Over 18.7 million adults are now covered across 39 states (including the District of Columbia) due to Medicaid expansion, however, 12 states have not expanded, the U.S. government reports.
Former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act — popularly known as Obamacare —12 years ago, in a $938 billion health care overhaul.