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Health Policy Updates: January 20 2018

The proportion of uninsured Americans has started to inch up again, after falling for several years post-ACA. But why? The Trump Administration has been doing what it can to chip away at the ACA’s foundation, but without any major legislative victories. And it seems that this trend predating this, anyway.

“A recent estimate of the connection between a lack of insurance and mortality suggests that for every 800 people without insurance for a year, one will die — meaning that 4,000 more people may have died during the year than would have had they been covered. That increase in the percentage began in the first quarter of Donald Trump’s presidency.”

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