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Uninsured rate drops to 12.9%, Gallup reports
Modern Healthcare

An average of 12.9% of U.S. adults were uninsured during the fourth quarter of 2014, down significantly from 17.1% a year ago and 13.4% from last quarter, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The fourth-quarter result is the lowest rate recorded by the index since it began tracking the uninsured rate in 2008.

The uninsured rate has dropped 4.2 percentage points since the individual insurance mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2014.