Friday, April 8, 2016

It’s Working

The next time you hear a Republican or your Fox News-quoting uncle claim that Obamacare is a disaster and doesn’t work, show them this.

Obamacare Enrollment 04-08-16

The uninsured rate has plunged to the lowest rate ever recorded by Gallup, thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s effort to expand coverage to additional Americans.

Gallup has been tracking the uninsured rate since 2008. Eight years later, the rate of Americans without insurance now stands at 11 percent — down 6.1 points since early 2014, when Obamacare’s individual mandate that required Americans to to enroll in health insurance first took effect.

The largest group getting insured are people of color and younger people, but since Republicans don’t care all that much about either of those demographics, they really don’t count, do they?