Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January
David LauterThe percentage of Americans who say they lack health insurance ticked down slightly in January, according to new data that appear to reflect the first effects of President Obama’s health law.
Gallup, which has regularly tracked Americans’ insurance status, reported Thursday that the share without any coverage had declined by about a percentage point in the first three weeks of January, to 16.1% of the adult population. That would represent slightly more than 2 million people.
The data provide the first indication of whether Obamacare is succeeding at one of its main goals — reducing the number of Americans who lack insurance. It suggests the impact has been positive, but small so far, much as the law’s authors had expected.
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"Percentage of Americans lacking insurance drops in January", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2014. Consulté le 09/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/percentage-of-americans-lacking-insurance-drops-in-january