Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Obamacare Collapse Takes New Form: Number of Uninsured Surges--GOP Reform increasingly hinges on Cruz, Lee Amendment
As the Senate reconvened and news circulated Monday about a further collapse of the Affordable Care Act, many wondered if a proposed amendment from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) could be the effort’s last hope.
The Senate is on a tight deadline to rope at least 50 senators into some sort of an agreement before the month-long August recess. To heighten the need for a swift response even further, the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index published Monday indicated the number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by 2 million, leaving 11.7 percent of U.S. adults uncovered. At the end of 2016, 10.9 percent of U.S. adults were uninsured, an all-time low that now appears to be in reverse.
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