29 million Americans with health insurance

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January 24, 2016 by Tony Novak

It appears that the best current estimate we have is that 29 million people are now without health insurance and that possibly a million may enroll this last week of the extended enrollment season for 2016. This is less than the 50 million when I last wrote about the topic of America’s uninsured.

Prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act we had 46 million uninsured. The number increased after the law was passed to perhaps 55 million but has come down over the past two years. Clearly we have made some progress.

Perhaps the biggest criticism of ACA remains the massive total cost of the programs per each additional person who gained insurance under ACA. It appears to be unsustainable as a public cost.

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