Health Law Coverage Gains Are Slowly Eroding Under Trump Administration, Study Shows
The Commonwealth Fund study also shows disparities across different states in relation to how much they embraced the health law when it was enacted. In the South, 20.7 percent of adults are uninsured, up from 15.8 percent in 2016.
Survey: Percentage Of Adults Without Health Coverage Creeps Up
The coverage gains made under the 2010 health care law appear to be slowly eroding, a study released Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund shows. The number of uninsured adults between ages 19 and 64 grew by 2.8 percentage points from 2016 to March of this year, the study shows. That represents an additional 4 million uninsured American adults in that time period. (McIntire, 5/1)
More Young, High-Income Men Have Coverage Under The ACA Despite Predictions They Would Flee The Market
Changes to insurance regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were supposed to drive young, healthy men with higher incomes from the insurance market. But according to a study published earlier this month, that didn’t happen. In fact, uninsured rates dropped significantly among young, healthy men during the first few years of ACA implementation. That’s according to research by the Commonwealth Fund, which found that the uninsured rate among men 26-34 with incomes above 400% of the federal poverty level dropped from 11.7% in 2013 to 7.2% in 2015. Comparatively, uninsured men 55-64 dropped just 1.4 points from 3.9% to 2.5% over the same period. (Sweeney, 4/30)