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Boshembechle
04-17-2014, 10:26 AM
WASHINGTON President Obama's health law has led to an even greater increase in health coverage than previously estimated, according to new Gallup survey data, which suggests that about 12 million previously uninsured Americans have gained coverage since last fall.

That is millions more than Gallup found in March and suggests that as many as 4 million people have signed up for some kind of insurance in the last several weeks as the first enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act drew to a close.

Just 12.9% of adults nationally lacked coverage in the first half of April, initial data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index indicate. That's the lowest rate since the survey began in 2008.
Eighteen percent were uninsured in the third quarter of 2013, just before Americans could start shopping for coverage on the new online marketplaces created by the law.
Gallup pollsters cautioned that the data are preliminary but said it is increasingly clear the health law is responsible for the gains. "It is fair to say it is having a significant impact," said Dan Witters, the survey's research director.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-obamacare-insurance-20140417,0,5622418.story#ixzz2z9Hmke8P[/quote

oyarde
04-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Last I checked ( Jan) , the uninsured in my State had risen , a great deal.Of course I do not read the LA Times much.

angelatc
04-18-2014, 07:27 PM
I'd like to see how much the Medicare / MedicAid rolls have swelled. Putting people on dole is NOT the same as getting them insured.

Edited to add: Yeah, read the article. If you pay taxes, you're getting double hosed. You are now paying for your insurance, insurance for people who refuse to work, and subidizing families making up to $94,000 a year for a family of four.

That's insane. But that's a win in liberal land...

oyarde
04-18-2014, 07:39 PM
I'd like to see how much the Medicare / MedicAid rolls have swelled. Putting people on dole is NOT the same as getting them insured.

Edited to add: Yeah, read the article. If you pay taxes, you're getting double hosed. You are now paying for your insurance, insurance for people who refuse to work, and subidizing families making up to $94,000 a year for a family of four.

That's insane. But that's a win in liberal land...

Yep , hard working young factory workers all over my State are paying taxes to subsidize people making more than they and those who are deadbeats.Liberal lollipop there.