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    Health Insurance Coverage Declines

    Number of Americans without health insurance rises for 1st time in a decade

    The Census Bureau also said household income rose last year at its slowest pace in four years.


    That wonderful 2017 GOP proposal in which 24 million Americans would have lost healthcare coverage.

    9/10/19
    WASHINGTON — The number of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains from President Barack Obama's health care plan might be eroding under President Donald Trump. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday that household income rose last year at its slowest pace in four years and finally matched its previous peak set in 1999. The data suggest that the economic expansion, now the longest on record at more than 10 years, is still struggling to provide widespread benefits to the U.S. population. Solid gains in household incomes in the past four years have returned the median only to where it was two decades ago. Though income inequality narrowed last year, it remains near record levels reached in 2017. Last year, the richest 5% of the U.S. population captured 23% of household income. An estimated 27.5 million people, 8.5% of the population, went without health insurance in 2018. That was an increase of 1.9 million uninsured people, or 0.5 percentage point. More people were covered by Medicare, reflecting the aging of the baby boomers. But Medicaid coverage declined. The number of uninsured children also rose, and there were more uninsured adults ages 35-64.

    The Census report is sure to play into 2020 presidential politics. Health care is the leading issue for Democrats, with proposals including Sen. Bernie Sanders' call for a government-run system to cover everyone and former Vice President Joe Biden's idea for expanding Obama's law and adding a government plan open to virtually anyone. Democrats are laying the blame Trump, long accusing his administration of deliberately undermining Obama's health care law. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday blamed Trump's "cruel health care sabotage" for the rising number of uninsured people. In a statement, the California Democrat said Trump's ongoing efforts to erode Obama's health law have forced Americans to "live in constant fear of an accident or injury that could spell financial ruin for their families." Trump spent most of his first year in office unsuccessfully trying to get a Republican Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He is now asking a federal appeals court to overturn it as unconstitutional. The president also slashed the program's sign-up season ad budget and scaled back funding to help people navigate the enrollment process. Trump also removed a subsidy for insurers, thereby triggering a jump in premiums.
    Trump told us in early June that the White House would roll out a new healthcare plan in a few weeks. Well, this is September. Where is it?

    Trump has done everything possible to roll back the healthcare coverage gains made under the Affordable Care Act.

    Related: More Americans go without health insurance for the first time in a decade

    US income growth stalled in 2018, Census says


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    Re: Health Insurance Coverage Declines

    but rich people made a lot of money. that's the important part.

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    Re: Health Insurance Coverage Declines

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Number of Americans without health insurance rises for 1st time in a decade

    The Census Bureau also said household income rose last year at its slowest pace in four years.


    That wonderful 2017 GOP proposal in which 24 million Americans would have lost healthcare coverage.



    Trump told us in early June that the White House would roll out a new healthcare plan in a few weeks. Well, this is September. Where is it?

    Trump has done everything possible to roll back the healthcare coverage gains made under the Affordable Care Act.

    Related: More Americans go without health insurance for the first time in a decade

    US income growth stalled in 2018, Census says
    It’s pretty sad how little the GOP cares about health care.

    I bet we will see posts cheering on the falling coverage rate in this thread before long.
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: Health Insurance Coverage Declines

    It's a sad statistic but a real one. The U.S. spends twice the amount of other countries on health care but with worse results. The U.S. spends about twice what other high-income nations do on health care but has the lowest life expectancy and the highest infant mortality rates, according to a report by Reuters last year.

    With all that's happening in this administration, our health care system needs overhauling and I'm still waiting for the republicans to come up with an alternative plan to the Affordable Care Act without making us pay for it through Medicare and Social Security cuts.




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    Re: Health Insurance Coverage Declines

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Number of Americans without health insurance rises for 1st time in a decade

    The Census Bureau also said household income rose last year at its slowest pace in four years.


    That wonderful 2017 GOP proposal in which 24 million Americans would have lost healthcare coverage.



    Trump told us in early June that the White House would roll out a new healthcare plan in a few weeks. Well, this is September. Where is it?

    Trump has done everything possible to roll back the healthcare coverage gains made under the Affordable Care Act.

    Related: More Americans go without health insurance for the first time in a decade

    US income growth stalled in 2018, Census says
    Given CNN's really impressive track record for putting out the most fake news, and their dedicated effort to destroy business and consumer confidence and crash the economy, I'll go with this account:

    U.S. Median Household Income Rose To Record High In 2018 - munKNEE.com

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    Re: Health Insurance Coverage Declines

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Given CNN's really impressive track record for putting out the most fake news, and their dedicated effort to destroy business and consumer confidence and crash the economy, I'll go with this account:

    U.S. Median Household Income Rose To Record High In 2018 - munKNEE.com

    You forgot to add the punchline.

    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    You forgot to add the punchline.

    I suppose you think that is a rebuttal. But it isn't.
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    Re: Health Insurance Coverage Declines

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I suppose you think that is a rebuttal. But it isn't.
    I thought it might make you think.

    I’m so naďve.
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: Health Insurance Coverage Declines

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    but rich people made a lot of money. that's the important part.
    Rich people in Big Health Care did - that's why they wrote the ACA for flunkies like Obama to pimp.
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    Re: Health Insurance Coverage Declines

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Given CNN's really impressive track record for putting out the most fake news, and their dedicated effort to destroy business and consumer confidence and crash the economy, I'll go with this account:

    U.S. Median Household Income Rose To Record High In 2018 - munKNEE.com

    Those numbers are baloney and include some of the highest earners and lowest earners throughout the country.

    Moreover its irrelevant. You can make 100 k a year and still be financially ruined for having the audacity to get sick with cancer.

    I'm sick and tired of this debate. Let the goddamned republicans deatroy healthcare so their voters see how much their choices destroy their lives.
    #BDS

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