Nearly 200,000 more Wisconsin residents gained health insurance

MADISON — New data shows nearly 200,000 Wisconsin residents gained some form of health insurance between 2013 and 2015.

The U.S. Census Bureau released figures on Tuesday that show about the number of uninsured people in the state dropped 3.7 percent during those years, from 518,000 in 2013 to 323,000 people in 2015.

The number of uninsured people nationally dropped 5.1 percent between 2013 and 2015, from 45.1 million to 29.7 million.

The census bureau noted that many provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law went into effect between 2013 and 2015.