March 4, 2016

Obamacare stats

Huffington Post - Twenty million previously uninsured people have gained health coverage since the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, President Barack Obama said during a speech in Milwaukee .

Obama's announcement was based on a report the Department of Health and Human Services published the same day, which found 17.7 million working-age adults became insured between the beginning of Obamacare's first enrollment period in 2013 and the close of this year's sign-up campaign last month. The department estimates 2.3 million adults under the age of 26 got covered through the law's provision allowing young adults to remain on their parents' policies.

The share of adults aged 18-64 without health insurance was 11.5 percent as of February, down from 20.3 percent in October 2013, according to the report. Other polls that include children and people over 65 show an even lower uninsured rate.


LJansen said...

we could have had EVERYONE with healthcare if Obama didn't sell us out to the insurance companies.

single payer: cheaper and better

dick mazess said...

Actually 30% lower cost. Overhead on Medicare is 3% vs 33% for private insurance.