On the Dan Fagan/Glen Biegel show on Friday, GOP Senate candidate Dan Sullivan said repeatedly that ObamaCare had resulted in a higher rate of uninsured in this country. However, the verdict is in and it’s clear that his claim is simply not true. It remains to be seen whether Sullivan is too partisan and too stuck on the narrative to be able to admit that he’s wrong. From Politico:
A survey by the Commonwealth Fund found that 9.5 million fewer adults are uninsured now than at the beginning of the Obamacare enrollment season. The Urban Institute’s Health Reform Monitoring Survey found a similar drop, with 8 million adults gaining coverage. And Gallup-Healthways survey reported that the uninsured rate has fallen to 13.4 percent of adults, the lowest level since it began tracking health coverage in 2008… In recent months, other surveys in the Gallup series have consistently found the same downward trend, and a RAND survey in April estimated that the law extended health coverage to 9.3 million Americans.