Gallup Reports Significant Increase in Uninsured Hoosiers
New Gallup Data Shows Health Care Sabotage is Hurting Indiana Families
(INDIANAPOLIS) – A new Gallup survey shows that the uninsured rate rose significantly in Indiana during 2017. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured Hoosiers to Republicans’ repeal-and-sabotage campaign against the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.
“Health care advocates have warned the Administration in Washington, D.C. and Congressional Republicans that their repeated attacks on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid will cause Hoosiers to lose health coverage and face higher costs – and today’s Gallup numbers confirm it,” said Protect Our Care Indiana Spokeswoman Kate Shepherd. “The war on health care access has had a fast and dramatic negative impact on Hoosiers, and things will get worse until we can stop these attacks on our care.”
After the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate dropped by 5.2% in Indiana between 2010 and 2015. During 2017, the first year of the Trump presidency, the uninsured rate in Indiana rose by 1.5%.
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