AMERICAN ADULTS WITHOUT HEALTH INSURNACE RISES BY 2 MILLION
According to a CBS Money Watch article posted on July 10, 2017 the ranks of the uninsured continues to rise.
“As Congress returns to continue a debate over Republican proposals to roll back much of the Affordable Care Act, there’s some sign that coverage gains from the law are starting to erode.
The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, published Monday, The survey that the uninsured rate among U.S. adults was 11.7 percent in the second three months of this year, compared with a record low of 10.9 percent at the end of last year. Though small, the change was statistically significant, survey analysts noted.
While “Obamacare” has remained politically divisive, it had helped drive the uninsured rate to historic lows as some 20 million people gained coverage. Even with the erosion, the share of U.S. adults without health insurance remains 6.3 percentage points below where it was at its peak, when 18 percent of American adults lacked insurance in the third quarter of 2013.”
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