Love it. Hate it. Complain about it. Sue to stop it. The fact is that the signups for Obamacare have exceeded expectations, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. More than 10 million signed up for Obamacare and it seems like this spells good news for those who need to see a doctor.
The study found that more than 10.3 million uninsured adults gained coverage in the first open enrollment period. The authors say the uninsured rate for 18- to 64-year-old adults fell from 21 percent in September 2013 to 16.3 percent in April 2014, when enrollment closed.
The changes cut across racial and ethnic lines, but Latinos, blacks and people in the 18-to-34 age group benefited the most.
In addition, the study also found that within the first six months of people gaining coverage about 4.4 million adults reported having a personal doctor.
People benefit significantly in states that expanded Medicaid, where low-income adults took advantage of new health insurance opportunities. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said, “This study also reaffirms that expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is important for coverage, as well as a good deal for states. To date, 26 states plus D.C. have moved forward with Medicaid expansion. We’re hopeful remaining states will come on board and we look look forward to working closely with them. “
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