USA uninsured drops

The percentage of Americans who do not have health insurance fell to 13.4% in April, the lowest monthly uninsured rate since Gallup and Healthways began tracking it in January 2008.

The figure beats the previous low of 13.9% in September 2008.

The uninsured rate peaked at 18% in the third quarter of 2013, but has consistently declined since then.

The report said this downward trend in the uninsured rate coincided with the health insurance marketplace exchanges opening in October 2013, and accelerated as the March 31 deadline to purchase health insurance coverage approached – and passed – for most uninsured Americans.

Source Health Insurance Magazine

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