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Survey: US progress on health insurance stalled in 2015

10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago January 07, 2016 Jan 7, 2016 Thursday, January 07 2016 January 07, 2016 10:24 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

WASHINGTON - A major survey out Thursday finds that progress has stalled on reducing the number of uninsured Americans under President Barack Obama's health care law.

The share of U.S. adults without health insurance was 11.9 percent in the last three months of 2015, and essentially unchanged from the start of the year, says the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

The ongoing survey involves daily interviews with 500 people. It's been used by media, social scientists and administration officials to track the law's impact.

Release of the latest installment comes after the Republican-led Congress voted to send legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act to Obama's desk.

The president is certain to veto it, but opponents say that will only help their strategy of keeping "Obamacare" alive as a political issue in the presidential election.

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