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U.S. Uninsured Rate Rises to Four-Year High
The U.S. adult uninsured rate rose to 13.7% in the fourth quarter of 2018, its highest level since the first quarter of 2014.
Who Pays for Americans' Health Insurance?
In recent years, an increasing proportion of Americans have seen their health coverage paid for by Medicare or Medicaid, while fewer Americans have private insurance.
Tracking the Progress of the Affordable Care Act
In his recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, President Obama relied on data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index to assess changes and identify patterns in states' uninsured rates.
Uninsured Down Since Obamacare; Cost, Quality Still Concerns
Since key provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect, fewer U.S. adults lack health insurance and have difficulty affording the care or medicines they need, but they remain concerned about the cost and quality of healthcare.
U.S. Uninsured Rate Steady at 12.2% in Fourth Quarter of 2017
The uninsured rate among U.S. adults held steady at 12.2% in the fourth quarter of 2017, but is up 1.3 points since the end of 2016.
U.S. Uninsured Rate Rises to 11.7%
The percentage of uninsured adults in the U.S. rose to 11.7% in the second quarter of 2017, from 10.9% in each of the last two quarters of 2016.
U.S. Uninsured Rate 11.9% in Fourth Quarter of 2015
The uninsured rate among U.S. adults was 11.9% in the fourth quarter of 2015, up slightly from 11.6% in the third quarter and matching the rate recorded in the first quarter of 2015.
Arkansas, Kentucky Set Pace in Reducing Uninsured Rate
Arkansas and Kentucky continued to have the biggest declines in the rate of uninsured adults in 2015, followed closely by Oregon. Nine states now have uninsured rates below 7.0%, compared with only one before 2014.
U.S. Uninsured Rate Rises to 12.3% in Third Quarter
The U.S. uninsured rate in the third quarter rose to 12.3%, up 1.4 points since the end of 2016 and the highest since the last quarter of 2014.
In U.S., Healthcare Insecurity at Record Low
The 15.5% of Americans who now report struggling to pay for necessary healthcare and/or medicines in the past 12 months is the lowest it has been since Gallup and Healthways began tracking this metric in 2008.