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.