Fourth Estate Staff
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The ObamaCare repeal remains uncertain as there are rifts among the GOP lawmakers but amid this problem, the rate of uninsured Americans reached another record low.
A new survey showed the rate of people without health insurance in the United States and it fell much lower compared to the previous years. The latest survey reflected numbers from 2016 and in the first nine months of the year, 8.8 percent of Americans were uninsured. With that finding, 20.4 million fewer people lacked health insurance as compared to when the ObamaCare was first introduced in 2010. The survey was released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
The latest survey was used by many supporters of ObamaCare . They claimed the survey is another reason for the Republicans to not push through with the ObamaCare repeal. Andy Slavitt , a former acting administrator for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said, “The continued reduction in the uninsured rate is more historic good news from the ACA — measured in the quality of people’s lives.”
Slavitt continued to suggest the Republicans should stop with the repeal and instead focus on the improvement of the ObamaCare . Many Republicans also believe there should be changes laid out before the repeal would be approved so as not to cause inefficiency. A spokeswoman, Meaghan Smith, for the Alliance for Healthcare Security, an ObamaCare advocacy group, said, Republicans should not rush to rip the health care away from 30 million people and should reveal a plan that protects the many dependents of the health care act.
President Donald Trump and his representatives have not yet commented on the new survey. There is no deadline presented to the public yet as to when the repeal and the changes might fully roll out.
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