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There’s A Startling Divide When It Comes To Health Care 02-25-15

By Emily Cohn

The good news is the uninsured rate in the U.S. has fallen to a record low. The bad news is the benefits of health care reform aren’t reaching a large swath of the country.

Over the last year, the uninsured rate in the U.S. fell 3.5 percentage points, from 17.3 percent in 2013 to 13.8 percent in 2014, according to the latest data from Gallup. That’s the lowest yearly rate that’s been recorded by Gallup’s Well-Being Index.http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/gallupstates.jpg

According to Gallup, much of the decline can be linked to President Obama’s health care reform law, which implemented a number of new policies (Read More)