Friday, August 1, 2014

It sure looks like Obamacare is driving down the uninsured rate

Getty Images News

The uninsured rate keeps on falling, the most recent round of Gallup poll data shows.


The downturn in the uninsured rate coincides with the start of the largest expansion of health insurance coverage in more than five decades, which is more commonly known as Obamacare.

The evidence is pretty overwhelming at this point that Obamacare has driven down the uninsured rate. Data from Gallup, the Commonwealth Fund, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Urban InstituteRAND Corporation and the Kaiser Family Foundation all have similar findings. Namely, that millions more people have insurance than before Obamacare's insurance expansion.

Yes, Gallup definitely does scale the Y-axis to make the downturn look quite dramatic. But regardless of data visualization decisions, the evidence that Obamacare means fewer people without insurance is becoming pretty overwhelming.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.



Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.