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Number of Uninsured Americans Up 7 Million Under Trump

7 million

New Gallup data finds the number of Americans without health insurance has increased by 7 million since President Trump took office.


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.”


Uninsured Rate Already Climbing


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.


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


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.