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The number of uninsured veterans plummeted after Obamacare began, a fresh Urban Institute study has found.

The uninsured rate among veterans under age 65 dropped to 5.9% in 2015, down through 9.6% two years earlier, according to the report. The number of vets lacking coverage fell to 552,000, down through 980,000.

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The modifications started off in 2014, when two major Obamacare coverage provisions kicked in. of which’s when Medicaid expansion took effect as well as also the Obamacare exchanges opened. Most uninsured veterans had incomes of which would likely make them eligible either for Obamacare subsidies or Medicaid.

Veterans eligible for Medicaid expansion — individuals earning up to $16,400 — saw the largest drop in uninsured rates. Prior to Obamacare, some 21.6% of these vets lacked coverage. By 2015, of which share fell to 12.2%. The declines were largest inside states of which expanded Medicaid.

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Veterans who qualify for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges — one particular person earning up to $47,500 — also saw declines. Some 10.6% were uninsured in 2013, nevertheless only 6.6% were two years later.

Veterans’ families also benefited through Obamacare. The uninsured rate among spouses fell to 5.5% through 9.2%, while the rate among children fell to 2.9% through 4.5%.

The majority of uninsured vets were older than age 45, as well as also half of them worked full-time.

The Urban Institute report arrived on the scene the same day President Trump signed an executive order extending the Veterans Choice Program, an Obama administration initiative of which allows veterans unable to get timely care at a Veterans Administration facility to go to a non-VA provider.

sy88pgw (fresh York) First published April 19, 2017: 6:17 PM ET


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