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The state of uninsured Americans — Is healthcare reform still working? 6 things to know

The number of adults in the United States without health insurance has remained steady over the past few years, according to a report on ABC news.

Here are five things to know:

1. Nearly 12 percent of adults in the United States don't have health insurance — a percentage that's remained the same over the past three months, according to a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index poll.

2. There was a sharp drop in the uninsured rate in 2014, which was the first year of the coverage expansion, but it appears the drop has leveled off. In the last three months of 2013, the number of uninsured adults was 17.1 percent.

3. The final three months of 2015 included the first two months of open enrollment for 2016, which ends on Jan. 31, 2016. The coverage for people who signed up by Dec. 15, 2015 began on Jan. 1, 2016.

4. Gallup-Healthways expects the number of uninsured to decline in the first three months of 2016, according to the report, but the significance of this drop is unknown.

5. Last year was lackluster for the drop in uninsured rates; the survey showed the percentage of uninsured dipped below 11.4 percent from April to June 2015 but then edged up for the rest of the year.

6. Thirty states and Washington, D.C. opted out of the Medicaid expansion and there is opposition in other states as well. Not expanding Medicaid could leave low-income adults without insurance options. But Louisiana and Alabama are considering the Medicaid expansion.

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