Sep 12, 2018 - Health

The uninsured rate hasn't changed under Trump

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The number of Americans without health insurance hasn't changed under the Trump administration, according to new Census Bureau figures released today. Almost 29 million people, or about 9% of the population, were uninsured last year, roughly the same as in 2016.

Between the lines: The Trump administration has made several moves to chip away at the Affordable Care Act. But many of those policies weren't in place last year and are more likely to muddy the ACA's coverage expansion than to blow it up entirely. The biggest threat to overall coverage levels may come from Medicaid work requirements, a push that's still in its early stages.

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