Rate of uninsured Americans drops

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The report credits the Affordable Care Act, which offers a variety of subsidized private insurance plans.

The latest numbers show 13.4 percent of Americans have no health insurance; a drop from 18 percent six months ago.

(NBC) - A new Gallup poll reveals the rate of uninsured Americans is the lowest since 2008.

The latest numbers show 13.4 percent of Americans have no health insurance; a drop from 18 percent six months ago.

The report credits the Affordable Care Act, which offers a variety of subsidized private insurance plans.

The government says more than 8 million Americans have signed up for these plans since October of last year.

Minorities, especially African Americans, made the most gains in getting health insurance.

However, Hispanics are still the most uninsured among all demographic groups.


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