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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Census data finds CT uninsured rate dropping and a few other things
New data from the US Census finds that the number of CT uninsured
was down last year to 172,000, a drop of almost half from 2013. The gains are
largely due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expansions of Medicaid and
insurance subsidies. The data also highlight the opposite impact of the
recession. While employer-sponsored coverage has been dropping, it fell at
three times the rate annually during the recession years of 2008 to 2013 than
since the ACA expansion. Medicaid also grew at about the same rate annually
during the recession, that cost CT 119,000 jobs, than since the Medicaid
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Ellen Andrews, PhD, has been Executive Director of the CT Health Policy Project since its inception in 1999. Her experience includes positions in consumer advocacy, policy analysis, direct health care services, legislative staff, and academic research.
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