The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Americans receive healthcare coverage, with the uninsured rate now at a seven-year low, bolstering the outlook for healthcare services and sector-related exchange traded funds.
In the second quarter, only 11.4% of adults lacked some form of health insurance, a half-percentage point dip from the first quarter, reports Dan Mangan for CNBC.
The uninsured rate has declined almost 6 percentage points since late 2013, before the the ACA, or Obamacare, took effect. More Americans gaining access to health insurance could bolster the long-term thesis for ETFs such as XHS.
SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF