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The Number of Uninsured Is Dropping,
but Not Thanks to Obamacare Exchanges

Atlantic, by Philip Bump

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 4/9/2014 2:09:49 PM

Two new surveys clearly show that the number of people who lack health insurance in the United States has dropped — but largely not because people have enrolled in Obamacare exchanges. (Snip) What Gallup doesn´t dive into is where people are gaining insurance. That´s where the new survey from the RAND Corporation comes in. Interestingly, RAND discovered that the vast majority of new insurance coverage came not from enrollments in the Obamacare exchanges, as you might expect. Instead, it was heavily from expansions of coverage by employers and from the expansion of Medicaid — a component of the Affordable Care

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More people riding in the wagon, and ever fewer pulling it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ribicon, 4/9/2014 4:58:31 PM     (No. 9804605)

Our Beneficent Masters should simply tally the uninsured the same way they track the unemployed. Subtract those who give up because there is no work to be had (or who surf welfare) and presto, unemployment is at a record low. Sweep aside those who are now uninsured because Affordable means premiums have doubled or tripled, and wow, look at the results.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/9/2014 10:45:21 PM     (No. 9804906)

How many of the uninsured qualified for Medicaid before and got treatment, can´t afford Ocare or the huge deductibles ?

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