January 10, 2017

Another four milion Americans the Republicans are planning to screw

Millions of people who work for small businesses have gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act , a benefit of health reform that hasn’t received much attention but is under threat as congressional Republicans move to repeal the law. The number of uninsured employees of small businesses (those with fewer than 50 workers) dropped by 4.1 million between 2013 and 2015 and their uninsured rate fell from 27.4 percent to 19.6 percent, CBPP’s analysis of Census data finds Greater coverage in the individual insurance market and Medicaid largely drove this improvement, as the number of small-business workers with these forms of coverage rose by 3.1 million and 1.7 million, respectively

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