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CMS: Hospital, doc services demand slipped in 2016

CMS: Hospital, doc services demand slipped in 2016

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 06, 2017

Demand for doctor and hospital services slightly waned in 2016 after intense demand the previous year as previously uninsured consumers got the care they needed thanks to expanded coverage under the ACA.

Editorial: Act now or watch the uninsured rate spike

Editorial: Act now or watch the uninsured rate spike

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 28, 2017

The Trump administration has done everything possible short of repealing the Affordable Care Act to discourage Americans from signing up for health insurance coverage. No one should be surprised if 2018 enrollment falls short of last year.

Uninsured rate up to 12.3% amid Obamacare turmoil

Uninsured rate up to 12.3% amid Obamacare turmoil

By Associated Press  |  October 20, 2017

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over Obamacare undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low.

Data Points: Ranks of the uninsured dwindle again in 2016

Data Points: Ranks of the uninsured dwindle again in 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 16, 2017

The number of Americans without health insurance continued to fall in 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Last year, 28.1 million people, or 8.8% of the U.S. population, were uninsured for the entire year, down from 29 million people, or 9.1% of the population in 2015.

Uninsured rate continued to fall in 2016

Uninsured rate continued to fall in 2016

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 12, 2017

The number of people without health insurance dipped in 2016 to 28.1 million, or 8.8% of the U.S. population, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. In contrast, about 41.8 million people lacked insurance in 2013 before the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented.

CDC: 28.1 million in U.S. lack health coverage

By Associated Press  |  August 29, 2017

The government says about 500,000 fewer Americans had no health insurance the first three months of this year, but that slight dip was not statistically significant from the same period in 2016.

Disparities in healthcare access declined under ACA

By Maria Castellucci  |  July 28, 2017

Low-income people saw significant insurance coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act, tightening the wide gap in healthcare access among people of different socio-economic status.

Medicaid expansion drives drop in uninsured veterans

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 20, 2017

The number of uninsured veterans in the U.S. declined by nearly 40% from 2013 to 2015, but that number could drop even lower if more states opt to expand Medicaid, according to a new report.

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