Growth of health insurance in the US stalled in 2015

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Efforts to reduce the country’s uninsured population began to slow significantly in 2015 Health insurance has expanded in the United States, with the Obama Administration noting that some 11.3 million people have enrolled for coverage through exchanges throughout the country. Efforts to reduce the country’s uninsured population may not be going smoothly, however. The recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that reducing the uninsured rate among adults stalled in 2015. This has raised concerns that the Affordable Care Act may not be having the impact that President Barack Obama had intended.…

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Nearly 9 out of 10 people now have health insurance coverage

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Survey shows that more people have gained access to the insurance coverage that they need Results from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index show that nearly 9 out of 10 people in the United States have health insurance coverage This is due, in part, to the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded access to insurance coverage for many people throughout the country. The survey shows that people are now able to find coverage through expanded Medicaid programs in some states and insurance exchanges that offer either subsidized coverage or relatively low-cost policies.…

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HHS estimates 16 million people have received health insurance coverage

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Health care reform increases the accessibility of insurance coverage The Affordable Care Act has helped more than 16 million people in the United States gain health insurance, according to information from the Department of Health and Human Services. A recent survey from Gallup, called the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, suggests that the number is closer to 9 million, however. Whatever the case may be, health care reform has reduced the number of uninsured people throughout the country, which may be a significant victory. Federal law continues to be somewhat controversial The…

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Health insurance shrinking uninsured rate among American adults

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A recent survey tracking health care reform success has shown that a positive difference is being made. Just over two weeks is left to purchase the necessary health insurance plans to comply with the individual mandate requirements of the Affordable Care Act, and while the launch of the exchanges last October were not without tremendous hiccups – to say the least – it looks as though it has turned around and is making meaningful progress in reducing the number of adult Americans who had been uninsured. The results of a…

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