NEW YORK — The number of Americans who are insured through private health insurance plans is rising, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The number is expected to continue to grow in the coming months as insurers seek to enroll more people into the new health insurance exchanges in states like Texas, Maryland and New York.
In its latest annual report, the CDC said the number of people covered through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace in 2016 was 3.2 million.
That is up from the 3.1 million the agency projected in 2015.
The latest estimate is for the month of May.
The rise in coverage has been driven in part by the passage of the Affordable Health Care Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010.
The law provided tax credits to help people buy insurance on the federal exchange, which includes health insurance purchased through the federal marketplaces.
The act also required insurers to offer some coverage, such as dental and vision coverage, but not to all-out coverage.
The number of insured people also rose in May compared to the previous month, with 3.3 million of the 3 million expected to be covered in the new year.
That was an increase of 2.9 percent compared to last year.
The increase was mostly due to the passage in May of the so-called “Cadillac tax,” a new tax on high-cost plans that will apply to plans sold in the individual market.
Health care experts say the increase in coverage is driven by several factors.
More people are now buying coverage through the marketplaces, according the CDC.
More people are getting coverage through their employers.
And the number that get coverage through Medicaid is growing faster than in the past.
The ACA allows states to set up their own marketplaces and set up premium tax credits for people who get health insurance through a state-run program, called the Medicaid expansion.
It also requires insurers to cover some health care services for the low-income and uninsured, including mental health, substance abuse treatment and maternity care.
Insurance companies, which have long faced an array of consumer protections, are finding ways to offer better care and lower costs for consumers.
They have added new benefits to cover the costs of the law’s insurance mandates, including tax credits, and the number and types of benefits covered by plans has increased.
Some insurers are also working on new ways to help consumers avoid expensive deductibles and co-pays.
They are also adding a health insurance option called pet insurance to help cover pets.
The Pet Insurance for America Association has said the trend toward increased pet coverage will continue.
One of the main reasons why the number is growing is because people are going to be able to get more coverage and spend less on health care,” said David Meehan, president of the Pet Insurance and Pet Care Association.
With the new numbers, the number covered by the private health plans has surpassed that of the federal marketplace in every state.
The CDC says states will have to expand their own health insurance markets to cover people who are covered through their employer or through their state-based programs.
New York’s marketplaces will begin accepting applications for coverage starting this month, and insurers are expected to begin accepting new applications in May.
In Maryland, where the market is already operating, insurers will have until July to accept applications for plans through the state-sponsored exchange.
In addition to the federal exchanges, the federal government is overseeing the health insurance marketplaces in 31 states.
The government also operates the state and local marketplace, the health benefits marketplace, and marketplace insurance exchanges.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order in August that expanded federal health insurance coverage for more people, but it also allowed states to create their own markets.
The order allows states and localities to offer health insurance policies and help consumers enroll in private health coverage through an exchange.
The Affordable Care Acts health insurance mandate was a key provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Reform Act.
It required employers to provide health insurance to their workers and to pay the federal tax credits that help people pay for that coverage.
The Obama administration sued several states over the requirement, claiming that it was unconstitutional because it conflicted with the federal law that mandates employers provide health coverage to their employees.
The Supreme Court ultimately sided with the administration in the Supreme Court decision that allowed the mandate to go into effect.
Many of the states that had sued over the mandate sued to stop it, but they were not successful in their challenges.
Many of the lawsuits were filed in federal court in New York and New Jersey, and they were joined by three other states.
In April, the Supreme Justice ruled that states can’t sue over the individual mandate because they can’t make a claim of constitutional violation.
The court also said that a federal court could not hear an appeal of a lower court ruling on whether states can challenge the