Census Numbers Show Large Drop In Indiana, Kentucky Uninsured
By Mike Perleberg
(Undated) – The number of people in Indiana without insurance is about half what it was 2013.
The U.S. Census Bureau last week released a report on the number of people who still don’t have insurance. The report says about 530,000 people in the state, or about eight percent, were uninsured in 2016.
That number is down 14 percent from 903,000 uninsured Hoosiers in 2013, when the federal Affordable Care Act was implemented.
ObamaCare expanded Medicaid coverage for low-income people in Indiana through the Healthy Indiana Plan.
Kentucky led the nation in the percentage of people gaining insurance during the three-year span. The commonwealth went from 14.3 percent of it’s population having no health insurance to just 5.1 percent in 2016 – good for a 64 percent decline.