September 18, 2015

THAT NUMBER WON'T GO MUCH LOWER UNTIL THE GOP MAKES HSAs UNIVERSAL:

Big Drop in the Number of Uninsured Americans in 2014 (Beth Braverman, September 16, 2015, Fiscal Times)

Four years after Obamacare became law, the number of Americans without health insurance fell precipitously in 2014.

Last year, the percentage of Americans without insurance for the entire year fell to 10.4 percent, from 13.3 percent in 2013, according to new figures from the U.S. Census. The number of people without insurance fell from 41.8 million to 33 million.

In addition to changes in federal law, the increase in health insurance coverage reflects an improving economy and a falling unemployment rate. Today's uninsured rate is about 40 percent lower than it was in 2008, prior to the recession or the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Posted by at September 18, 2015 8:01 AM
  

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