Huntington Herald-Dispatch – The number of West Virginians without health insurance decreased 31 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to data on health insurance coverage from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read
The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy on Tuesday in a release credited the decrease to health care reform, especially Medicaid expansion.
The data shows 108,000 West Virginians lacked health insurance in 2015, down from 156,000 in 2014, making the state’s uninsured rate 6 percent. In 2014, the uninsured rate was 8.6 percent, and before the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented in 2013, the rate was 14 percent. Now 94 percent of West Virginians are insured.
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