Percent of Americans Without Health Insurance Drops

A recent Gallup poll shows that the percent of Americans without health insurance has dropped significantly in recent months. Here’s a picture of their findings:

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This drop has occurred largely in response to Obamacare – to the expansion of Medicaid in those states which went along with that provision of the law, and with the introduction of the health insurance exchanges, which subsidizes the cost of insurance for low income people who do not qualify for Medicaid. I expect these numbers to continue moving this direction for a while, as more people find insurance through the exchanges, and as states continue to expand their Medicaid numbers. But I do not expect, anytime soon, for us to have a figures we can brag about to our peers in the developed world. The United States is still likely to lead them all in the percent of its population that has no health insurance.

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