Number of Uninsured Increased for the First Time Since 2014

27.5 million

“The share of Americans with health insurance fell last year, despite a strong economy that lifted families out of poverty,” the New York Times reports. “About 27.5 million people, or 8.5 percent of the population, lacked health insurance for all of 2018, up from 7.9 percent the year before, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. It was the first increase since the Affordable Care Act took full effect in 2014, and experts said it was at least partly the result of the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine that law.”

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