The number of American adults with health insurance coverage from September 2013 to mid-March 2014 increased by 9.3 million – shaving the uninsured rolls to 15.8% from 20.5%, according to a new RAND survey. At least one skeptic, however, says the numbers are skewed and defy conventional wisdom.

RAND attributed the significant uptick in coverage mostly to enrollment in employer coverage, with HIX plans introduced under the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid rounding out the group of newly insured individuals.

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