Gallup finds modest drop in US uninsured rate as Obama's coverage expansion takes effect

  • Article by: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 23, 2014 - 2:56 PM

WASHINGTON — It may just be the start of a new trend. The uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as expanded coverage rolled out under President Barack Obama's health care law, a major survey released Thursday has found.

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markc1Jan. 23, 14 6:03 AM

And for the uninsured the republicans have no answers for them other than go to the emergency rooms or go find a charity.

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karendavid816Jan. 23, 14 6:18 AM

The headline should have been "The survey found no appreciable change among young adults ages 18-34." That is the real concern. So after 3 years of this law how many million people are still uninsured?

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kallman11Jan. 23, 14 6:28 AM

Wouldn't it be great if we actually received true facts and figures from Obama and Sebellius? Is this before or after the recent wave of cancelations?

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paulusJan. 23, 14 6:31 AM

What happened to the 30 million that didn't have health insurance? Should there have been million of additional people clamoring to sign up? Another liberal lie that forces hard working Americans to subsidize wasteful spending on the government's part. Obama and the Democrats have waged war on the middle class, yet there are still people gullible enough to believe them. This was never about health care, it was about power and control.

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kleindropperJan. 23, 14 7:05 AM

Millions more on Medicaid will hasten the collapse of the health system. I have my popcorn ready!

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johnnycgoodJan. 23, 14 7:08 AM

The overall drop in the uninsured rate would translate to approximately 2 million to 3 million people gaining coverage. -------- What a coincidence, considering the record high poverty level and food stamp recipients, I’d say that number is just about right. Just another gift/bribe from the taxpayers.

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mylittleidJan. 23, 14 7:13 AM

As usual, conservative commenters greet this good news with griping. The last thing they want is for the ACA to be successful. You can bet the people who are finally getting health care will remember who changed the system, and who fought against that change.

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obstakesJan. 23, 14 7:16 AM

By all other accounts, this too is a lie. All part of the obama criminal years.

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dirtydogsJan. 23, 14 7:30 AM

Bottom line...it is a good thing that we have less uninsured no matter the reason.

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ljb6599Jan. 23, 14 7:40 AM

It seems that many Republicans do not like their ides on health care...please people read some history.These are Republican ideas for health care that Obama has implemented. Most liberals and Democrats prefer single payer.....I still find it humorous that Republicans voted against their own plan because they did not want Obama to succeed....lol

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