Poll: Uninsured Rate Drops as Health Law Rolls Out

by Rachel Baker on January 23, 2014

Its a modest drop, but I’m certainly interested to see the polls over the next few months/years.

The uninsured rate dropped modestly this month as expanded coverage rolled out under President Barack Obama’s health care law, a major survey released Thursday has found.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that the uninsured rate for U.S. adults dropped by 1.2 percentage points in January, to 16.1 percent. That would translate to roughly 2 million to 3 million people gaining coverage.

The closely-watched poll combines the scope and depth found in government surveys with the timeliness of media sampling. Pollsters interview 500 people a day, 350 days a year. The survey can be an early indicator of broad shifts in society. The health care results were based on more than 9,000 interviews, about nine times as many as in a standard national poll.

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http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/apnewsbreak-poll-finds-drop-uninsured-rate-21632794

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