Obamacare Significantly Increased Rates Of Insured Americans by 50 percent; Repeal Of The Law By 2017 May Cause Decline By 20 Million
A significant number of Americans are now procuring health insurance. Rates of uninsured citizens have already declined across 50 states, as released by The Commonwealth Fund on Wednesday. This change can be credited to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
Obamacare's health coverage provision has finally achieved full implementation by 2014. Proof of this is the decline in the number of low-income and working-age adults that have no insurance.
"Uninsured rates are at historic lows," according to the president of The Commonwealth Fund, Dr. David Blumenthal. "It is important to hold onto these gains and continue to make progress in assuring people can get and afford the health care they need," Dr. Blumenthal further confirms at a news conference on Tuesday.
These changes are dominantly reflected in states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare. States who didn't expand, however, still observed that more residents are gaining health insurance.
Researchers found that six states- Kentucky, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia and California - decreased their uninsured rates by at least 50 percent between 2013 to 2015.
Kentucky exhibited the most dramatic figures. By 2015, Kentucky has 13 percent of low-income adults and 8 percent of working-age adults. This is an improvement from 2013 with the 38 percent and 21 percent figures; respectively.
Reports further confirmed that provision of health insurance also improved access to health care. Health Insurance allowed people from all 38 states to consult a doctor without difficulty in managing costs. 16 states have exhibited a decline in the percentage of people who may be at risk for poor health management because of inconsistent doctor visits.
The Commonwealth fund released its latest reports in response to plans of repealing Obamacare. This is said to be one of the first acts in 2017 by the new Republican-led Congress.
Researchers confirmed that 20 million Americans will lose their insurances by 2018 if straight repeal of the law will be pursued.
ObamaCare Update: Could Donald Trump Get Rid Of Free Birth Control?
Women fear to lose no-cost birth control after Trump victory as president-elect of the U.S. If Trump decides to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act, what will happen to the provision that says birth control is preventive care and should be free?
Now That Donald Trump Assumes Post as US President, Will The Cost Of Health Care Rise?
With Donald Trump winning the recently concluded presidential race, what future awaits the health care sector? Will the premiums get higher than it is today?
Obamacare Failure: Why The Controversial Health Care Act Needs To Be Changed Now
After six years, the Affordable Care Act is facing its biggest crisis, and needs to change in order for its initiatives to continue.
‘South Park’ Drops Donald Trump, Goes Back To Being Kids In Next Season
Trey Parker has revealed that they're ditching Donald Trump in the next season of "South Park" to bring back the old school fun of being crazy kids.
Trump Leaves Paris Climate Deal Amid Warnings From Tesla, Apple, Facebook And Google
Donald Trump has been met with disdain by numerous tech leaders and the whole world, for that matter, after his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
These Are 5 of the Most Wanted IT Jobs in 2020
These are the most wanted IT jobs in 2020, considering different factors such as: education, salary and job outlook.
How Do Personal Emergency Response Systems Work?
Personal emergency response systems, known as PERS for short, are systems that help people to raise the alarm and get immediate help when a medical or personal emergency occurs. They are ideal for older people and anyone with a mobility issue or an injury or illness that can cause falls.
Game Developers’ Different Roles in the Studio
Learn about the different professionals involved in developing video games. Becoming a game developer is one of the coolest jobs around and your 14-year-old self, perched on the edge of your bed as you play PlayStation, will thank you for making such an awesome career move.
Michael Wiener of Albuquerque New Mexico Shares Fun Facts About the History of USA License Plates
Motor vehicle license plates are physical, historical records of motor vehicle history and license plate collecting attracts fans of history, motor vehicles, and classic design. In this article, license plate expert Michael Wiener of Albuquerque New Mexico shares fun facts about license plates in the United States.