The percent of Americans without health insurance has dropped precipitously in the last few years, thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. This is especially true in those states that, in accordance with the law, expanded Medicaid eligibility. Here is a picture of some recent data:
This is really good news, and the figures are likely to continue improving over the next few years. But they will improve a lot more if holdout states agree to expand Medicaid.
I’m not holding my breath.
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