The percentage of Americans without health insurance is now 8%, its lowest level

The percentage of Americans without health insurance is now 8%, its lowest level

The proportion of people without health insurance in the United States hit a low in early 2022, at 8% of the population, welcomed the Joe Biden government, Tuesday, August 2. The rate of uninsured people began to decline sharply after the entry into force of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, an ambitious medical insurance reform known as Obamacare, the flagship of Barack Obama.

Between 2018 and 2019, the curve for the uninsured rebounded before declining again. In total, “5.2 million people have had coverage since 2020, coinciding with the start of the Biden-Harris administration in January 2021.”The Ministry of Health stressed in a press release. That figure includes 4.1 million adults and 1 million children, according to the report the government relies on, from a survey conducted each year among households.

However, about 26 million people remain without health coverage in the country today. “No one should be afraid of not being able to pay a doctor, or of having to choose between paying rent and getting medication”The Democratic president said in a statement. “Today, we are closer than ever to making this principle a reality.”

He considered that the recent progress is particularly related to the improvements included in the American Rescue Plan, the emergency aid plan he adopted at the beginning of his term, which included measures that facilitate access to health insurance through grants to help families pay for medical coverage. “Cool, isn’t it, Barack Obama?”On Tuesday, Joe Biden tweeted welcoming the news. “Definitely Joe”The former Democratic president replied, on Twitter.

The two men called for the passage of the “Inflation Reduction Act” in Congress, a law that focuses largely on clean energy and the climate, but also contains measures to ensure subsidies for medical coverage and to lower drug prices.

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