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Breaking A 10-Year Streak, The Number Of Uninsured Americans Rises

Kaiser Family Foundation September 10, 2019
Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News

The Census found that 8.5% of the U.S. population went without medical insurance for all of 2018, up from 7.9% in 2017. By contrast, in 2013, before the Affordable Care Act took full effect, 13.3% were uninsured. It was the first year-to-year increase since 2008-09, Census officials said.

Census officials said most of drop in health coverage was related to a 0.7% decline in Medicaid participants. The number of people with private insurance remained steady and there was a 0.4% increase in...

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2019-09-10T22:53:59-04:00