Under Obamacare, which became law in March 2010, we are still seeing major drops in the overall uninsured rate. A survey by the Commonwealth Fund found that these changes occurred most notably in larger states such as California, Texas, and Florida.
In Texas, there was a decline from 34 percent to 22 percent. California was the second among the six largest states in the degree of change. The percentage of uninsured Californians was cut in half from 22 percent to 11 percent.
The controversial Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is definitely achieving its goals, as this study proves. However, the shift in healthcare and insurance regulations does come at a very high cost. We are left to wonder how long the ACA will be in place, and how long the Federal Government can afford eminent healthcare cost inflation.
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