U.S. rate of uninsured declining in 2014
A new Gallop Poll shows that the percentage of Americans without health insurance dropped from 17.1% to 16% in the first quarter, the lowest it has been in five years. The number of people claiming to be insured through Medicaid has also increased from 6.6% to 7.4%. While it's still not clear whether this increase in Americans with insurance is due to the Affordable Care Act, it very well may be. Another clue that it might be so is that the demographic insuring at the fastest rates is 26 to 34-year-olds, the same age group as most of our readers.