CDC Data Show US Uninsured Rate Dropped To Historic Low In 2015

The Wall Street Journal (5/17, Radnofsky, Subscription Publication) reports that according to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, some 9.1% of Americans, or 28.6 million people, were uninsured in 2015. That figure was 16 percent in 2010, when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Commenting on the data, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said 2015 was “the first year in our nation’s history that fewer than 1 in 10 Americans lacked health insurance, and the report documents the progress we’ve made expanding coverage across the country.”

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— “Number of Uninsured in U.S. Dropped Below 10% for First Time in 2015,” Louise Radnofsky, Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2016. [Subscription Needed]

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