- Half of American adults have at least one chronic medical condition
- In the ACA's first year, health coverage increased by nearly 5% among the chronically ill
- However, 14.9% remained uninsured
(CNN)Half of American adults have at least one chronic medical condition, such as type 2 diabetes or skin cancer. Among chronically ill patients ages 18 to 64, health coverage increased by nearly 5% in the first year that affordable insurance options were made available through Obamacare, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.