Survey: Uninsured rate drops; health law citedMarch 10, 2014 @ 12:31 am (Updated: 12:40 am - 3/10/14 )
See all photos
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new survey says the rate of uninsured individuals kept dropping last month and it's now on track to reach the lowest levels since 2008, before President Barack Obama took office.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released Monday finds that 15.9 percent of Americans lack health insurance so far in 2014, down from 17.1 percent in the last three months of 2013. Gallup interviewed more than 28,000 adults, making the results highly accurate.
The drop translates roughly to 3 million to 4 million uninsured people getting coverage. The Obama administration is citing sign-up numbers that are far higher, but those statistics also include previously insured people.
Gallup says the timing of the decline coincides with the start of coverage under Obama's law.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Fatal Bike Crash
A bicyclist was struck and killed Friday in the same area as Seattle's future bike lane
17 things you will definitely see at Bumbershoot
Cassius' Body Art
This Seahawks rookie might be the most colorful on the field
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.