Thursday, June 26, 2014

Were most Obamacare enrollees uninsured?

While producers celebrated their hard work as news of the sheer volume of Obamacare enrollees filtered in, many were curious to know more pressing questions: Were these new enrollees healthy? Had they paid their first month’s premium? And, perhaps most importantly in measuring the success of the new law, had they previous been insured or were they new to the system?

Kaiser Family Foundation attempted to answer the question with a new survey, released Thursday.

The results?

According to Kaiser’s research, four in 10 people enrolling in health plans through the exchanges already had insurance. However, a full six in 10 were previously uninsured, and most had been so for the past two years or more.


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