Five Million Uninsured People Gained Insurance Because of Obamacare

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, about 87% of people who signed up through federal health care exchanges were previously uninsured.

Here’s how the percentage was determined: Of the 5.45 million people who signed up through the federal exchange, 5.18 million (or 95%) applied for financial assistance in their insurance plans. In doing so, they were required to answer a question about whether they already had health insurance. Only about 695,000 people (13%) indicated they did have coverage.

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Jeffrey R. Ungvary


Jeffrey R. Ungvary