May 11, 2018

Four million have lost health insurance in past two years

Commonwealth Fund -The marked gains in health insurance coverage made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act  in 2010 are beginning to reverse, according to new findings from the latest Commonwealth Fund ACA Tracking Survey.

The uninsured rate among working-age people — that is, those who are between 19 and 64 — is at 15.5 percent, up from 12.7 percent in 2016, meaning an estimated 4 million people lost coverage  Rates were up significantly compared with 2016 among adults with lower incomes — those living in households earning less than 250 percent of poverty (about $30,000 for an individual and $61,000 for a family of four).

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