Census: Uninsured rate drops under ObamaCare

Census: Uninsured rate drops under ObamaCare
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The uninsured rate fell to 9.1 percent in 2015, according to new data from the Census Bureau. 

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The Census Bureau has found a significant drop in the uninsured rate since 2013, before ObamaCare’s coverage expansion went into effect. 

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In 2013, the uninsured rate was 13.3 percent. The difference between then and 2015 translates to roughly 13 million people gaining insurance, as the number of uninsured people fell from about 42 million to about 29 million. 

“In 2015, the share of people without health insurance declined in almost every State, and all States have seen gains since 2013, reflecting continued progress under the Affordable Care Act,” Jason FurmanJason FurmanTrump looks for longer boost from economy US economy grew at 3.2 percent in first quarter, exceeding expectations The Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms MORE, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, wrote in a statement. 

The White House also continued to encourage the remaining 19 states that have rejected an expansion of Medicaid under ObamaCare to accept it. 

“Notably, States that have expanded Medicaid under the ACA have seen larger coverage gains on average, particularly if they started with a larger uninsured population,” Furman wrote. 

In addition to Tuesday’s Census data, a separate survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month also found large gains under ObamaCare. That survey found the uninsured rate for the first quarter of 2016 was 8.6 percent.