WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government says about 500,000 fewer People had no medical insurance the primary three months of this yr, however that slight dip was not statistically vital from the identical interval in 2016.
Progress decreasing the variety of uninsured seems to have stalled within the final couple of years, and a separate personal survey that measured by way of the primary half of 2017 even registered an uptick.
Tuesday’s report from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention discovered 28.1 million uninsured from January-March, or eight.eight % of the inhabitants. That compares to forty eight.6 million individuals – or sixteen % of People – when the Reasonably priced Care Act handed in 2010 beneath former President Barack Obama.
With Republicans nonetheless speaking of repealing “Obamacare,” it is unclear if insurance coverage good points can be maintained or reversed.
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