Nearly 9 In 10 U.S. Adults Now Have Health Insurance

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Nearly 9 In 10 U.S. Adults Now Have Health Insurance

According to a survey from Gallup-Healthways released on Monday, nearly 9 out of 10 adults report that they have health insurance. This survey, which has been tracked since 2008, combines government-sponsored research and timely media polls with 500 people interviewed per day. A Look at the Results:

  • The number of adults without health insurance dropped to 11.9%
  • There are 3.6 million fewer uninsured adults
  • An estimated 14.75 million adults gained coverage
  • The uninsured rate of Hispanics dropped 8.3 points
  • The uninsured rate of those making less than $36,000 a year dropped 8.7 points
  • The current uninsured rate is significantly lower than the rate in early 2008

“The Affordable Care Act had three major objectives: increase coverage, slow the rate of increase in costs, and improve health,” said Dan Witters, research director for the poll. “The first one is clearly a win. Coverage is increasing; there is no question about it.” To read more, click here.

By | 2015-04-16T01:25:32+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance, Industry Updates|0 Comments