The Trend Line: Four Percent of Americans Are Newly Insured in 2014

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Four percent of Americans are newly insured this year, reporting that they have health insurance now but did not last year. A little more than half of that group, or 2.1% of the U.S. population, got their new insurance through health exchanges. The rest got it using some other mechanism.

These findings are based on interviewing with more than 20,000 U.S. adults, aged 18 and older, conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking from March 4-April 14. Gallup asked those who have health insurance if their policy is new for 2014, and if so, whether they had insurance last year and if they got their new insurance through a federal or state health exchange.

Overall, 11.8% of U.S. adults say they got a new health insurance policy in 2014. One-third of this group, or 4% nationally, say they did not have insurance in 2013. Another 7.5% got a new policy this year that replaced a previous policy. The rest either did not respond or were uncertain about their previous insurance status…

Read more here http://www.gallup.com/poll/168548/newly-insured-2014-represent-adults.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication

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“The Trend Line: Four Percent of Americans Are Newly Insured in 2014”