Survey: With Health Law’s Help, Uninsured Rate Drops To Lowest Level In 7 Years
A nationwide Gallup survey found the nation's uninsured rate dropped in 2014, with those states that fully implemented the health law leading the decline in adults without coverage.
Los Angeles Times:
Health Law Drives Down U.S. Rate Of Uninsured Adults, Survey Finds
America's uninsured rate plummeted last year, with the improvement driven by states that have fully implemented the Affordable Care Act, a new nationwide Gallup survey indicates. Led by Arkansas and Kentucky, which both had double-digit declines, seven states saw the percentage of adults without insurance fall by more than 5 percentage points between 2013 and 2014. (Levey, 2/24)
The Associated Press:
Survey: Uninsured Rate Hit New Low In 2014
The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the trend appears likely to continue this year, since 55 percent of those who remained uninsured told the pollster they plan to get coverage rather than face escalating tax penalties. (2/24)