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Despite Robust Economy, More Children Are Uninsured

3.9 million

“For the first time in nearly a decade, the number of uninsured children in America has grown,” CNN reports. “The reversal is unprecedented, particularly given a strong economy in which more people are landing jobs and gaining access to employer health coverage. It also comes at a time when the nation’s overall uninsured rate remained flat. … Roughly 276,000 more children were uninsured in 2017 than the year before, bringing the total to more than 3.9 million.”

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Uninsured Rate Already Climbing

12.3%

Gallup finds the percentage of U.S. adults lacking health insurance rose in the third quarter of 2017 to 12.3%, up 0.6 percentage points from the previous quarter and 1.4 points since the end of 2016.

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A Quarter of Under-30 Uninsured Americans Plan to Pay Obamacare Fine

26%

Of the uninsured under age 30 say they are more likely to pay the fine, compared with 30% of those aged 30 and older, Gallup finds. The biggest differences appear by party identification — 45% of uninsured Republicans plan to pay the fine, compared with 31% of independents and 15% of Democrats.