Federal health care experts say there were the fewest number of Americans without health insurance last year than in any recent year, though the number of people making use of coverage provided through a government-operated exchange was still very low.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

Only nine percent of Americans went without health care coverage in 2016, according to numbers published by the National Center for Health Statistics. That means there are 20 million more Americans with health care coverage than there were in 2010.

But of all the adults with coverage for care last year, less than five percent were making use of plans offered through state or federal marketplace exchanges. That's only about 9.5 million people. One out of every five adults were on a public plan like Medicaid.

Eben Brown, FOX News.

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