7 Million More Americans Uninsured Under Trump — Highest Level In 5 Years
January 23, 2019
A new poll released today shows the impacts of Trump’s health care sabotage. Trump’s relentless campaign to undermine the Affordable Care Act has made health care less accessible and less affordable for millions of Americans across the country.
7 million more Americans are uninsured now than when Trump was elected.
Gallup: “The 2.8-percentage-point increase since that low represents a net increase of about seven million adults without health insurance. Nationwide, the uninsured rate climbed from 10.9% in the third and fourth quarters of 2016 to 12.2% by the final quarter of 2017; it has risen steadily each quarter since that time.”
The uninsured rate is now the highest its been in nearly 5 years.
Gallup: “The U.S. adult uninsured rate stood at 13.7% in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Americans’ reports of their own health insurance coverage, its highest level since the first quarter of 2014.”