Thursday, July 10, 2014

20 Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says

A new report estimates millions of Americans have enrolled in health insurance as of this Spring

Alexandra Sifferlin, TIME, July 2, 2014

About 20 million Americans have gained health insurance or enrolled in new insurance under the health care reform law, according to a new report.

The report from the Commonwealth Fund, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, credits President Barack Obama’s health reform law with an estimated 20 million enrollments as of May 1. The report looks at both people who gained coverage through insurance marketplaces, and people who gained coverage due to provisions in the Affordable Care Act (such as those qualifying for Medicaid and those now covered through the Children’s Health Insurance Program).

The authors estimate that 7.8 million people under 26—who are now allowed to be covered as dependents on their parents’ plans—have enrolled. They also report that 8 million people were enrolled in coverage via new health insurance marketplaces and five million purchased coverage directly from insurers.

The authors write that for ACA’s continued expansion to be sustainable, it will rely largely on the ability of the U.S. to control health care costs

(More here.)

1 Comments:

Blogger Minnesota Central said...

Two key takeaways from the survey (besides the statement that young men and women drove a large part of the decline: the uninsured rate for 19-to-34-year-olds declined from 28 percent to 18 percent, with an estimated 5.7 million fewer young adults uninsured.)
~ 74% of Republicans are satisfied with their new policy
~ 62 percent said they could not have accessed or afforded this care previously

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