Survey: Most People Buying On Insurance Exchanges Weren’t Previously Covered

Kaiser Health News' staff writer Julie Appleby reports: "Nearly six in 10 Americans who bought insurance for this year through the health law’s online marketplaces were previously uninsured—most for at least two years, according to a new survey that looks at the experiences of those most affected by the law. That finding is higher than some earlier estimates, and counters arguments made by critics of the law that most of those who purchased the new policies were previously insured" (Appleby, 6/19). Read the story.

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