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stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
Wed Aug 12, 2015, 09:55 PM Aug 2015

Number of uninsured drops below 10% for first time in 50 year history of CDC Study of Uninsured

Yeah, really horrible that Obamacare.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2015/08/12/for-first-time-americas-uninsured-rate-is-below-10/



For the first time in more than 50 years of surveys, the CDC on Wednesday reported that more than 90% of Americans — 90.8% of us, to be specific — have health insurance.

Until now, no major survey had ever found that the uninsured rate in America has hit single digits.

The data comes from the National Health Interview Survey, which the CDC has been conducting for more than 50 years. The questions have sometimes changed, but until this year, the answers haven’t: More than 10% of respondents, and sometimes as many as 18% of Americans, have reported that they’ve been uninsured.
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Number of uninsured drops below 10% for first time in 50 year history of CDC Study of Uninsured (Original Post) stevenleser Aug 2015 OP
Thx Obama !!!!! uponit7771 Aug 2015 #1
The Affordable Care Act lovemydog Aug 2015 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author 1000words Aug 2015 #3
There's probably a reason single payer isn't common worldwide Recursion Aug 2015 #6
Kicking Hekate Aug 2015 #4
Isn't that way lower than predicted? hedda_foil Aug 2015 #5
Excellent. ronnie624 Aug 2015 #7
Indeed. TM99 Aug 2015 #8
This message was self-deleted by its author TM99 Aug 2015 #9

lovemydog

(11,833 posts)
2. The Affordable Care Act
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 12:05 AM
Aug 2015

is a resounding success in terms of helping people get covered so that they don't go bankrupt over a catastrophic illness. And you can no longer be denied if you have a preexisting condition.

Now we must keep pushing forward toward single payer.

Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Recursion

(56,582 posts)
6. There's probably a reason single payer isn't common worldwide
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 01:18 AM
Aug 2015

Pretty much just Canada and Austria do it (and Austria allows self-insurance). Most countries either have a national health service of some sort, or a multi-payer system (and, for that matter, most of the national health services are multi-payer).

Why we're fixated on that one model of health insurance, single payer, when the world is full of others that seem to work very well, isn't clear to me.

hedda_foil

(16,421 posts)
5. Isn't that way lower than predicted?
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 01:15 AM
Aug 2015

And that's with a large number of states not taking the Medicaid expansion.

ronnie624

(5,764 posts)
7. Excellent.
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 01:57 AM
Aug 2015

But hopefully, the day is near, when we can discuss health care and other basic goods and services in terms of human rights and universal access, with no consideration of profits for corporations and rich people.

Making profit from peoples' need for medical care, just seems barbaric, to me.

 

TM99

(8,352 posts)
8. Indeed.
Thu Aug 13, 2015, 03:08 AM
Aug 2015

Insurance coverage does not always translate into affordable health care, the necessary health care, or excessive costs still for the health care that is warranted.

But Yay! The insurance companies will make record profits.

Response to ronnie624 (Reply #7)

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