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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 11:48 AM

Census: Uninsured rate dropped to 8.8 percent last year

Source: Politico




By PAUL DEMKO 09/12/2017 11:38 AM EDT Updated 09/12/2017 11:30 AM EDT

The number of Americans lacking health insurance coverage continued to drop during the final year of the Obama administration, further complicating Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare.

The uninsured rate fell to 8.8 percent last year, a 0.3 percentage point decrease from 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. A total of 29 million Americans were uninsured all of last year, a drop of 900,000 from 2015.

It marked the third straight year in which the Census Bureau recorded a drop in the share of Americans without health care coverage. Prior to full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate stood at 13.3 percent.

But there are indications that the uninsured population has begun to swell in recent months amid uncertainty about the future of Obamacare. The latest Gallup survey found that 11.7 percent of adults lacked health insurance, a 0.8 point increase since last year.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/12/uninsured-rate-united-states-census-242594

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 12:17 PM

1. Trump will make America great again

and throw people off their insurance plans eventually

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 12, 2017, 02:38 PM

2. I do NOT trust the GOP for a nano second. They still have a few weeks

before the calender runs out for this year and I will not relax until then. I have too much to lose. Hopefully "single payer" or "medicare for all" will become the Dem party consensus.

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