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CMS: Hospital, doc services demand slipped in 2016

CMS: Hospital, doc services demand slipped in 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Efforts to reduce US uninsured stalled in 2016

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.

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