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More evidence Obamacare is working: Gallup finds number of US uninsured dropping

President Barack Obama greets supporters.
President Barack Obama greets supporters.
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The number of uninsured Americans plummeted to the lowest rate since 2008 after the launch of Obamacare's marketplaces, according to a Gallup survey released Monday.

The uninsured rate among US adults dropped from 18 percent in the third quarter of 2013 to 15.6 percent in the first quarter of 2014. And the uninsured rate dropped by 3.2 percentage points among lower-income Americans and 3.3 percentage points for blacks, the survey found.

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The drop applied to all age groups as well.

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