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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
HHS has seen a major increase in the number of people who have selected plans on HealthCare.gov compared with this time last year. Nearly 6.4 million have selected plans that will begin Jan. 1.
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.
Those of us who spend our time thinking about the fate of the nation's health and healthcare system have no shortage of things to be thankful for this holiday season.