Uninsured Population Grows Despite ACA

Aug 2, 2019

The process that led to the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") had some lofty goals at the outset.  Supporters wanted to cut the number of people without health insurance in the country to zero, or close to it. 

But that didn't quite happen, and the removal of the requirement to buy health insurance increased the uninsured population further.  Those findings are confirmed by a recent study at Oregon Health & Science University, OHSU. 

It focused on low-cost community health centers, and found people seeking them out because they did not have insurance, for a variety of reasons. 

Lead author Nathalie Huguet from OSHU explains the findings.