Obamacare Is Beating Its Goal of Reducing the Uninsured Rate

That's the name of this article by Kevin Drum.  Here's an excerpt:

In 2010, just after Obamacare passed, CBO estimated that the uninsured rate Blog_uninsured_cdc_cbo_1would hit 8 percent by 2016. This was based on the original law, but in 2012 the Supreme Court made Medicaid expansion voluntary and most red states opted out. In July CBO updated its projections to account for this, increasing its estimate
of uninsured by three percentage points. The next CBO estimate thus projected that the uninsured rate would be 11 percent by 2016. So how does that compare to reality? In its most recent survey, the CDC estimates that in the first quarter of 2015 the actual number of uninsured clocked in at 10.7 percent, and that's likely to decline to about 10 percent or so by the end of 2016.

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