According to the Gallup poll released yesterday, the uninsured rate is dropping faster in states that have fully embraced the Affordable Care Act. The uninsured rate among adults 18 years and older in the 21 states (including Washington, DC) that set up their own healthcare exchanges and expanded Medicaid, have dropped 2.5%. The 29 states who choose not to expand Medicaid and/or not to set up healthcare exchanges only declined 0.8%.
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Morgan McLeod is the Program Assistant and New Media Strategist at the Joint Center