by Axios | 11.16.18
Data: CDC; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios
Overall, the number of Americans who don’t have health insurance is holding pretty steady under President Trump. The uninsured rate stood at 12.5% in the first half of this year, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The big picture: Most of those people should be eligible for Medicaid if their states expanded, or for heavily subsidized ACA coverage. That’s in line with where it’s been since the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion began in 2014.
Although coverage has expanded significantly across the board, the CDC’s report offers a good snapshot of who’s still uninsured.
By the numbers: Being uninsured is often temporary. About 17% of people said they had been without coverage for part of the year, compared with 7% who had been uninsured for over a year.
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