Number of Uninsured Rises in 2017

The extension of Medicaid to low-income people and providing income subsidies for individuals below 400% of poverty with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act decreased the number of uninsured Americans from 44 million to just under 27 million. In 2017, however those numbers began to rise again and 700,000 people were uninsured again. The Kaiser Family Foundation looks at the key facts about the uninsured in America.

KFF insured chart

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

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