Recent Uninsured Trends and the ACA

by Paul Ricci      Monday, April 14, 2014                                                                                                                                                                  Southwestern PA chapter of Healthcare 4 all PA

The Gallup Organization has produced quarterly national estimates of the uninsured rate to assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).  It suggests that the rate is at the lowest since the fourth quarter of 2008, before the recession began in earnest. 

A harder thing to measure is the number of underinsured under the ACA relative to the time before the law was passed.  The way in which the word underinsured is defined makes all the difference.

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