Obamacare Is Working: Nation’s Uninsured Rate Hits Lowest Point Since 2008


US President Barack Obama gives a thumbs

Gallup found that the uninsured rate dropped 1.5% from the last quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014. The ACA is working as the percentage of uninsured Americans has hit it’s lowest point since 2008.

According to Gallup the percentage of Americans who lack health insurance has fallen from 18% in the third quarter of 2013 to 15.6% in the first quarter of 2014. What happened over that period of time was the ACA sign up period. The uninsured rate dropped across all age groups and fell the most for lower income Americans (3.2% decline) and Blacks (3.3%) decline. Hispanics and people who earn less that $36,000 a year are the still the groups most likely to need health insurance.

Here’s the chart from Gallup:



It is becoming increasing difficult for Republicans to deny the success of the ACA. The drop since the end of 2008 is important because it means that many Americans who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs due to the Great Recession are getting covered.

The Republican refusal to deal with reality on healthcare has led to the development of a sort of Benghazi Tourette Syndrome, with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) being patient zero.

The ACA is working, and the Republicans are losing the issue that they bet everything on in 2014.

8 Replies to “Obamacare Is Working: Nation’s Uninsured Rate Hits Lowest Point Since 2008”

  1. Well I bet next week if the Benghi won’t work it will be IRS if that doesn’t work they will move back to the birth certificate.

  2. if it doesn’t work out then it’ll O’s War on Christmas, if not then O’s War on Easter and then his War on Big Bird……and the cycle begins again with Benghazi.

  3. I don’t understand why all those polls keep saying the healthcare law is still taking the pres approval down, I would think it should be just the opposite, are people stupid or what!

  4. Imagine what the country would be like if the GOP worked this hard on positive policies that benefit the people. I guess the GOP, party of the patriot, party of the true American forgot the part about putting efforts into doing things to make this country great.

  5. This is great news and hope we soon have universal healthcare. I heard that Vermont passed legislation to begin a single payer program and Maryland is wanting something similar. State by state, there will be passage of this program, and their cost effective savings.

  6. Republicans have been on the wrong side of history so many times that I can’t count them.

    What boggles my mind is the fact that there are still enough clueless people out there to elect them for dogcatcher, much less any statewide or national office.

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