ObamaCare Yields Biggest Drop in Uninsured Rate in 50 Years
Nearly 50 million Americans were uninsured in 2010, as the effects of the nation’s economic crisis hit their peak. Even in 2013, almost 45 million Americans didn’t have coverage.But just 29 million Americans were uninsured as of March 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Interview Survey.
. . . There’s never been a decline in the uninsured like this, save the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid 50 years ago. And the last time there were only 29 million uninsured Americans was back in 1982 — when the nation’s population was about 30 percent smaller.
At this point, it’s clear that the Affordable Care Act’s strategy to expand coverage, mostly through the Medicaid expansion and the launch of new insurance exchanges, has been a major success.