Gallup: Younger People Less Likely To Be Uninsured In 2011 As A Result Of Health Reform

January 24, 2012

Original post on Think Progress

By: Igor Volsky on Jan 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

Gallup reports that while the uninsured rate has been increasing since 2008, climbing to 17.1 percent in 2011, “U.S. adults aged 18 to 25 — who are now allowed to stay on their parents’ plans until age 26 because of a provision of the 2010 healthcare law — are less likely to be uninsured than in previous years.” “The percentage of uninsured declined further in 2011 to 24.5%, from 27.6% in 2010 and 28.2% in 2009″ and young adults is the “only group Gallup tracks that has seen a significant decline in the percentage uninsured in 2011″:

Significantly, higher-income Americans who can afford to pay for the skyrocketing costs of health care and Medicare-insured seniors are two groups “among the least likely to be uninsured” and “have not seen an increase in the percentage uninsured over time.”

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