Obamacare’s Positive Impact
Posted at 6:35 a.m. on April 8, 2014
With the results of the latest Gallup poll showing that the uninsured rate has dropped to a new low, Jonathan Cohn notes that it’s increasingly difficult to deny the positive impact of Obamacare on reducing the number of uninsured.
“Gallup also found the most dramatic change in insurance status among low-income and minority populations, which would be consistent with implementation of a law that has its most dramatic impact on people with the least money.”
It’s also consistent with information provided by the Urban Institute, the Rand Corporation, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
“In short, it seems pretty clear that, because of Obamacare, more people have health insurance. And, yes, that accounts for people who lost existing coverage because insurers cancelled old policies. The question is how big a difference the law is making. And it’s going to be a while before anybody knows.”