RAND Study: Only 36% of Obamacare Enrollees Were Previously Uninsured
5:38 PM, Apr 8, 2014 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A study released Tuesday by the non-profit RAND Corporation found that only 3.9 million people have enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges--a much smaller number than the 7 million sign-ups touted by the Obama administration:
The study also found that people gaining employer-provided insurance was the biggest reason why the uninsured rate has dropped in recent months:
If the 1.4 million figure is correct, that means that less than 0.5 percent of the U.S. population gained insurance through the Obamacare exchanges. Of course, it's certainly possible that the Obama administration's estimates are closer to the mark. But even if that's the case, it's highly unlikely that more than 1 percent of the U.S. population gained insurance--that is, they were previously uninsured but are now insured--because of the Obamacare exchanges.
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