After Obamacare increased the number of American’s with having coverage?
The Republican and Trump admin goal of cutting those covered by The Affordable Healthcare Act known as Obamacare is happening…
This is NOT good for the country on the whole…
Current polling has a more Americans supporting the nations healthcare program despite efforts to derail it….
More than 1 million Americans have lost health coverage since 2016, a new reportfrom the Congressional Budget Office finds.
The report — which came out within hours of the Mueller report on Thursday and so didn’t get much attention — follows other studies, all suggesting that America’s uninsured rate is rising under President Trump, whose administration has passed new rules that make it more difficult to enroll in coverage.
The CBO estimates that the number of Americans without insurance has risen from 27.5 million in 2016 to 28.9 million in 2018, an increase of 1.4 million Americans going uninsured.
Much of that increase is concentrated in the Medicaid program, where the Trump administration has approved new rules like work requirements that can make it more difficult for low-income Americans to enroll in the program.
The other area where health coverage has declined is among Americans who purchase their own health insurance outside the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces.
The CBO report does note that measuring the uninsured rate is a challenging task. It largely relies on survey data that Americans submit, rather than measuring enrollment in government programs, for example, where the agency can turn to administrative data sources.
Still, this report isn’t the first to sound alarm bells about a rising uninsured rate….