Health insurance plan coverage reaching all but 7 percent of Californians

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A new nationwide study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics examined uninsured rates. Nearly 29 million Americans across the country currently lack a health insurance plan. This is a considerable reduction in the uninsured rate. In 2010, almost 49 million Americans didn’t have health insurance coverage. Californians are faring even better than the rest of the country in terms of their coverage rates. That said, on the other end of the spectrum, Texans are the Americans least likely to have a health insurance plan. In that state, 20…

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Breast cancer risk of death greater among black Americans due to uninsured rates

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This demographic has less coverage than the average woman in the United States, threatening their health. Results of a newly released study show that black woman have a greater chance of death due to their breast cancer risk as they are less likely to have adequate health insurance coverage. The report on the study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Before women were routinely screened and effectively treated for breast cancer, black and white women suffered the same risk. Before the early 1980s, neither systems of diagnoses nor…

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Health insurance coverage among U.S. adults drops by 2 million

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Some have interpreted these numbers as a reduction in the Affordable Care Act’s gains. New Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index figures suggest health insurance coverage rates may have fallen this year. After years of improvements in the uninsured Americans statistics following the Affordable Care Act, those figures have started to erode. The index stated that the number of uninsured Americans grew by 2 million people in 2017. The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index was based on a survey of American adults. The survey showed an 11.7 percent uninsured rate throughout the second quarter of…

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Obamacare health insurance progress could stall, says CDC

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A recent government report praised the coverage expanded by the Affordable Care Act, but still shows concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report assessing Obamacare health insurance. Within the report, President Barack Obama was praised for having brought the number of uninsured Americans to a record low. However, it also cautioned of potentially stalling progress this year. The report was based on a CDC study that said the Affordable Care Act may have maxed out its effectiveness. The CDC warned that Obamacare health insurance may have…

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Health insurance coverage is growing, says Census Bureau

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A new report has just been released and has showed that there continue to be fewer uninsured Americans. The Census Bureau has now released its Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2015 report. It revealed that last year saw greater progress in reducing the number of people who are uninsured. This maintained a trend that was recorded the year before when there was a considerable plummet in the number of people without a health plan. Last year, the rate of uninsured people fell to 9.1 percent after having…

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Health insurance market is experiencing a growth rate slowdown

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A government survey has shown that the growth rate within that market dropped significantly in 2016. A federal report has confirmed that the health insurance market growth rate is slowing down. In fact, this year saw a notable growth reduction when compared to the rates seen since the launch of the Affordable Care Act. Still, there is progress being made and at the start of the year, uninsured rates hit record lows. During the first three months of the year, the health insurance market was providing coverage for an additional…

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Health insurance now covers almost 9 out of every 10 American adults

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This figure was revealed in the report about the results of a large survey that was recently released. According to the outcome of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey that was recently conducted, almost 9 out of every 10 adults across the United States are now reporting that they have health insurance coverage. Back in 2013, that figure was showing as being just slightly more than 8 out of every 10 U.S. adults. What has yet to be known about these health insurance study results is whether this is actually a…

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