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Uninsured Rate Hits New Low, but Obamacare’s Still a Hot Potato
The Fiscal Times

The uninsured rate for Americans has tumbled dramatically over the past few years in the wake of Obamacare and expanded Medicaid coverage. Only 11 percent of adults and children are still without healthcare coverage, according to a new survey by Gallup and Healthways.

Gallup said on Thursday that the rate of uninsured is at the lowest level in eight years, especially among African-Americans and Hispanics. The trend has been positive in recent years, as the economy improved and more lower-income Americans qualified for expanded Medicaid coverage or federally subsidized private health insurance.