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Uninsured rate reaches highest point since 2014
Modern Healthcare

The number of U.S. adults who do not have health insurance was higher in the fourth quarter of 2018 than it has been since the Affordable Care Act was implemented four years before. Women, young adults, and lower-income people have experienced the greatest increases in uninsured rates in the last two years, according to the latest survey data from Gallup.

According to Gallup, which has tracked the uninsured rate each quarter since 2008, 13.7% of adults were uninsured during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with 13.4% in the first quarter of 2014, when the individual mandate requiring most people to purchase insurance went into effect, and two dozen states chose to expand Medicaid to more low-income residents.