Census Report: Most people uninsured since 2009

According to census data released Tuesday, the number of uninsured rose by 2 million from 2017 to a total of 27.5 million in 2018 or 8.5%

This is the first time a massive rise in the uninsured has occurred since 2009, before the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

Officials believe the increase is because of a drop in coverage provided by public programs such as Medicaid.  The number of uninsured children also increased from 2017-2018 by .06%.

Areas with the most uninsured are the same areas that refused to expand Medicaid coverage, such as the South, which saw a rise of 1.2 % of uninsured kids.

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