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National Uninsured Rate Drops to 13.4%

A Gallup poll conducted in April and May revealed that the national uninsured rate has decreased significantly from pre-ACA levels, down to 13.4% of Americans, compared to 16.8% to 18% in 2013. This rate is the lowest recorded by Gallup, since the poll originated in 2008.

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The national telephone poll of over 30,000 individuals found that rates declined even further for certain groups like African Americans, Hispanics, and households with less than $36,000 in income, declining by 6.2, 5.6, and 6.0 percentage points, respectively. While the rates among these groups still remain quite high compared to Caucasians and individuals with higher incomes, the substantial decrease in the uninsured reaffirms the positive impact of the ACA’s coverage expansions.

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