Advent of Obamacare reduces rate of uninsured


The Affordable Care Act may well experience some legislative tinkering in the next few years, but its fundamental permanence is increasingly becoming a fact of American life with each passing day.

Still, denialism among pathological Obamaphobes will persist for a while more. We shouldn’t expect, for example, the right-wing noise machine to acknowledge news like THIS:

The share of uninsured Americans has fallen to its lowest level since late 2008, according to a new Gallup poll, another indicator that Obamacare is reducing the ranks of the uninsured.

In the first quarter of 2014, the percentage of Americans who were uninsured was 15.6 percent — down from 17.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. Health coverage sold under Obamacare started to take effect in January. It is the lowest rate recorded by Gallup since the last quarter of 2008.

The findings are “a sign that the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ‘Obamacare,’ appears to be accomplishing its goal of increasing the percentage of Americans with health insurance coverage,” the polling firm said.


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