The uninsured rate rose from 10.9% in the third quarter of 2016, to 12.2% by December 2017. This represents an increase of 1.3 percentage points or 3.2 million consumers, and is the largest single-year increase measured since beginning to track the rate in 2008, including the period before the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) went into effect. These findings were reported in “U.S. Uninsured Rate Steady at 12.2% in Fourth Quarter of 2017” by Zac Auter for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Researchers interviewed 25,072 U.S. adults, aged . . .
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