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March 31, 2015

Uninsured Rate Drops Dramatically

Percentage Uninsured in the U.S., by Quarter

Gallup: “The uninsured rate for U.S. adults in April was 13.4%, down from 15.0% in March. This is the lowest monthly uninsured rate recorded since Gallup and Healthways began tracking it in January 2008.”

Jonathan Cohn: “Obamacare is reducing the number of Americans without health insurance. And while nobody can say for sure exactly how many people are getting coverage, Gallup just provided a pretty big clue… But Republicans and other critics of the health care law keep saying the law isn’t having much impact on the number of uninsured Americans. A few even suggest it’s having no impact at all. These arguments are just not credible anymore.”

Sarah Kliff: “The new polling data suggests that both the health care law – and the recovering economy – are having a pretty significant effect on the number of Americans with insurance coverage.”

  • Mike

    When it comes to the ACA, have Republcans been right about anything yet? Anything at all? It sure doesnt look like it so far.

    • Golbez

      Some people have lost their plan that they liked. That’s the only thing I can think of. Personal costs, nor the debt, haven’t risen because of Obamacare. No death panels. No imploding wait times to access your doctor. No rationing of care. Still, for republicans, 1 out of 6 ain’t bad.

  • Golbez

    Oh, it’s just because people have stopped looking for health care, and so the census doesn’t measure them anymore… No, wait! They’re cooking the books! Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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