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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.

Efforts to reduce US uninsured stalled in 2016

By Associated Press  |  May 16, 2017

After five consecutive years of coverage gains, progress toward reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled in 2016, according to a government report that underscores the stakes as Republicans try to roll back Barack Obama's law.

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.

Editorial: Is healthcare a right?

Editorial: Is healthcare a right?

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 31, 2016

With Republican leaders promising to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act and only promising to enact a replacement, it's worth revisiting the question of whether healthcare is a right.

52 million at risk of losing coverage because of pre-existing conditions

52 million at risk of losing coverage because of pre-existing conditions

By Shannon Muchmore  |  December 12, 2016

A brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 27% of American adults have a pre-existing condition and would have a hard time finding health coverage without the protections of the Affordable Care Act, which the GOP has vowed to repeal immediately.

Trump, GOP sweep may disrupt every corner of health insurance market

Trump, GOP sweep may disrupt every corner of health insurance market

By Bob Herman  |  November 09, 2016

Republican Donald Trump's presidency is primed to upend every corner of the health insurance industry that has spent the past six years acclimating to the rules of Obamacare. That shift will spill over to Americans with practically any type of coverage.

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