A Historic Drop In The Uninsured Rate. Thanks, ObamaCare



Dan Diamond: Thanks, Obamacare: America’s Uninsured Rate Is Below 10% For First Time Ever

For the first time in more than 50 years of surveys, the CDC on Wednesday reported that more than 90% of Americans — 90.8% of us, to be specific — have health insurance. Until now, no major survey had ever found that the uninsured rate in America has hit single digits. The data comes from the National Health Interview Survey, which the CDC and the Census Bureau have been conducting for more than 50 years.

Nearly 16 million fewer Americans were uninsured in early 2015 compared to 2013. And based on past precedent, there’s every expectation that the uninsured rate will continue to go down as enrollment in the ACA exchanges and Medicaid keeps going up. Having more insured customers is good for the health care industry, too. Hospitals are reporting huge jobs gains, and the health care sector is reporting its best 12-month stretch of new jobs in almost 25 years.

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120 Responses to “A Historic Drop In The Uninsured Rate. Thanks, ObamaCare”

  1. September 15, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    YEAH!!! THANKS OBAMA!!!! 😀 😀 😀

  2. 9 donna dem 4 obama
    September 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks NW. I’m sure this will prompt Boehner to vote to repeal Obamacare again!

    Well, Well, Well….at least one network has picked up that story about Trumps racist fans…

  3. September 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

  4. 16 57andfemale
    September 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

  5. 22 donna dem 4 obama
    September 15, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I don’t care what ya think of Hillary or Bernie this is just wrong and if VP Joe decides to run it will be no different for him!

  6. 23 57andfemale
    September 15, 2015 at 3:44 pm

  7. September 15, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    On the earlier topic of Bernie, the DSM Register runs a very unfortunate photo of him with their articles – in this particular photo, I think he looks a LOT like Dick Cheney, especially the scowl. 😦 Here’s a link to one of those photos: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/caucus/2015/09/11/bernie-sanders-conscientious-objector-vietnam-war/72070980/

    Overall – Bernie has started to remind me of this guy from 1976: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGIY5Vyj4YM.

    • 25 donna dem 4 obama
      September 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Your video nails him!!!

    • 26 0388jojothecat
      September 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      This is the speech BS will get on his first day as President…..”You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!”….as he cowls in fear.

    • 27 57andfemale
      September 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      Bill Press had a reporter on who is covering the campaign. She said he is always grouchy, always angry. Right now, that’s what frustrated Dems want, but it cannot be all that we want in a POTUS.

  8. 34 susanne holland
    September 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    aloha todville!
    just delurking to share this article–maybe you’ve seen it. very interesting history and analysis of pbo’s brilliant long game. though I don’t agree with everything in it, it’s worth the read.

    ‘ In ways that have eluded Washington pundits and policymakers, President Barack Obama is deploying a subtle geopolitical strategy that, if successful, might give Washington a fighting chance to extend its global hegemony deep into the twenty-first century. After six years of silent, sometimes secret preparations, the Obama White House has recently unveiled some bold diplomatic initiatives whose sum is nothing less than a tri-continental strategy to check Beijing’s rise. As these moves unfold, Obama is revealing himself as one of those rare grandmasters who appear every generation or two with an ability to go beyond mere foreign policy and play that ruthless global game called geopolitics. ‘


  9. 35 desertflower
    September 15, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Let me share what was in my local news today…the state pathetic journalism….

    VA hospital relocating patience after storm

    smdh. I’ll bet they were all pissed!

  10. 36 desertflower
    September 15, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    so where’s my comment??? Youwho! Anybody home??

  11. 39 GGail
    September 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    NW, this is such amazing news over and over how Obamacare is helping the US and it’s citizens. Thank you for keeping it front and center for the recognition it deserves,

  12. September 15, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    PBO is laying it down on twitter right now.

  13. September 15, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    A wonderful accomplishment. I have seen the results first hand in the newly insured Americans I helped to enroll.

  14. September 15, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Has anyone heard about the new attack on Joe Biden? What a surprise. My friend told me of an article called “Joe Biden Backed Bills to Make it harder for Americans to reduce their student Debt”. Not a surprise, I figured that they’d start attacking him sooner or later. I’m trying to find something to refute this. Can anyone help?

    • 45 57andfemale
      September 15, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      We’re going to hear a lot about his voting record. There are a lot of things he voted for that did not turn out as planned, and he would not vote for now. This was to be expected.

      I do think America needs Joe Biden as POTUS. I want him to make the best decision for everyone involved, but I sure would love if he ran. And it would be refreshing to see a coherent, yet spirited answer that he would have concerning his voting record.

      • September 15, 2015 at 4:58 pm

        Makes sense. He must be seen as a threat to bring up something like this. They’re getting their knives out.

        • 47 57andfemale
          September 15, 2015 at 5:08 pm

          Oh, yes. It should be interesting to see the oh, so polite Hillary and Bernie who won’t say a bad word about each other, show Joe Biden the same respect.

        • September 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm

          People like David Sirota are dredging up old legislation votes from Joe that favored his home state of Delaware. I don’t see it as an obstacle. If I know Joe at all, he’ll address it head on if he needs to.

          • 49 Vicki
            September 15, 2015 at 5:48 pm

            Sherry, 57 and meta. It is true that VP Biden voted for things progressives will not like. He did vote for student debtors to be prevented from declaring bankruptcy as a way to get out from under. If anybody attacks the VP on this basis I want to hear Their plan to restore bankruptcy rights for student debt. If you are not willing to do that, please shut up.

            He has had a long career and it is unrealistic to expect a perfect record. Plus,
            A few of the giant credit card companies have their headquarters in his state. Not an excuse but an explanation.

            Like meta, I expect that VPOTUS will handle these troubling votes with grace.

          • 52 COS
            September 15, 2015 at 6:18 pm

            David Sirota is a rabid Emos who is never satisfied. I never liked him.

    • 53 idon
      September 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Here’s three links:
      http://www.ontheissues.org/Joe_Biden.htm – this one offers summaries of his policy positions based on leg record
      https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/browse?sponsor=300008 – bills authored and voting record
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Joe_Biden – this one offers summaries of his policy positions based on leg record

    • September 15, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      I wonder why these people don’t bring to light some of Bernie’s abysmal voting record. Or the fact that after being senator for so long he got on 2 sponsored bills passed.

  15. 55 Nena20409
    September 15, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    @POTUS is Tweeting Copious Economic Stats…….Now.

  16. 64 hopefruit2
    September 15, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    EVERYONE….QUICK…PBO is preaching on Twitter right now…check out his TL for truth tweets about how he turned this economy around!!!!
    Don’t let the MSM spread false propaganda a la Donald Trump and others….

    This is his first tweet on the topic…there are about 7 additional tweets (so far) following this one! 🙂 🙂 READ & ENJOY!!!

    • 65 Nena20409
      September 15, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Well, 😉 🙂 here at TOD, We TODers ❤ ❤ ❤ to post Tweets from Pres Obama 😉
      Sorry for the duplication, HF 😉

  17. 66 Nena20409
    September 15, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Great ACA post Nerdy Wonka. Thank you.
    Congrats Tally on your Solid Au ⭐

  18. 67 Nena20409
    September 15, 2015 at 5:06 pm

  19. 69 donna dem 4 obama
    September 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    PBO is on FIRE on twitter. I have retweeted and fav’d all of them!!!

    • 70 GGail
      September 15, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Talk about a multi-tasking President.
      I’d like to see any of the yahoo’s do what PBO accomplishes in one day – like today for example

  20. 77 Nena20409
    September 15, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    HP has Never recovered after Fiorina’s leadership.

  21. 78 Nena20409
    September 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm

  22. September 15, 2015 at 5:25 pm

  23. 83 Nena20409
    September 15, 2015 at 5:27 pm

  24. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    September 15, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Meta, I got the tickets to see the Pope. They will be sending me ticket information by the end of the week. 🙂

  25. 92 donna dem 4 obama
    September 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    • 93 57andfemale
      September 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      And Bernie’s rabid supporters are spreading that lie. At least on my TL they get shut down pretty quick.

      • 94 EricFive
        September 15, 2015 at 6:28 pm

        What does Sanders’ gain by spreading that lie? Doesn’t the GOP do enough evil for Sanders and his supporters to attack them instead of PBO? The unprovoked animosity Sanders and his supporters display towards all things Obama says more about them than it does PBO and his presidency. Campaigning against the sitting two term president who cannot run in 2016 may be cathartic to his supporters, but politically it makes zero sense. Post-policy hatred toward PBO seems to be the main thing holding the Sanders campaign together.

  26. 96 donna dem 4 obama
    September 15, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve felt that there was something out of sorts about this Policeman’s death. The police was releasing very little information about his death so I’ve felt since that first day that he may have committed suicide but made it look like he was killed. I don’t know why I feel this way but I just do.

  27. 101 EricFive
    September 15, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    How a supposed political journalist could write about Bernie Sanders wanting to implement a single payer system without mentioning Vermont not being able to implement such a system due to prohibitive costs is journalistic malpractice. That such journalist could then say “You may think single payer is a bad idea for any number of reasons, but ‘it’ll be too expensive’ is probably the least valid objection you could make” takes his offense from malpractice into the realm of blatant propaganda. This is what the Washington Post’s Paul Waldman has done in his latest post. Shockingly dishonest. Seems the media will entertain the pixie dust and fantasies of the Sanders campaign to increase his numbers in effort to hurt HRC and throw shade on PBO.

  28. September 15, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    It’s been illuminating to witness the viciousness that Bernie and Trump similarly inspire in their followers …..

    • 103 EricFive
      September 15, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      As I have stated in prior comments, I believe Sanders and Trump are tapping into the same white racial anxiety that has grown during the Age of Obama. A form of “whites only” populism is bound to attract a lot of support in today’s racial climate. Trump is blatant in his exploitation of this phenomenon, while Sanders is trying to be slick, but is exposed by his and his supporters fixation with attacking/belittling PBO. The far right and far left are very similar when it comes to issues of race.

    • September 15, 2015 at 8:29 pm


      they have quite a bit in common

    • 105 taiping1
      September 16, 2015 at 1:07 am

      One is a demagogue of the Right, the other of the left. Their speeches focus on demonization of the Other (Mexicans, PBO for Trump; Billionaires for Sanders). President Obama has always focused on working together; change from bottom up; recognizing ourselves in one another. Out of many we are one. He is head and shoulders above both prophets of hatred.

  29. September 15, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    He’s coming for the UN. Wow, this could be interesting.

  30. 107 amk for obama
    September 15, 2015 at 6:45 pm

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    September 15, 2015 at 6:50 pm

  35. 115 amk for obama
    September 15, 2015 at 6:50 pm

  36. 116 amk for obama
    September 15, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    I bet half of the murka would believe it.

  37. 117 Nena20409
    September 15, 2015 at 6:53 pm

  38. 118 GGail
    September 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I leave you all with this from Chris Cillizza…


    If you are looking to “blame” someone (or someones) for the pole position Trump currently enjoys, you should look around you. Trump is resonating with the American public — or at least a portion of the American public — thanks to his ability to channel their fears, hopes and frustrations. The media didn’t create Trump, and the media won’t bring Trump down. Only Trump can determine what happens from here. Deal with it.

  39. 120 Nena20409
    September 15, 2015 at 7:21 pm

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