When the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare started it wasn’t smoothly. The computer system didn’t work well and only 106,000 people signed up for new health plans in its first month. Many pointed to the beginning as proof that the government couldn’t handle a new massive bureaucracy.
Of the 8.2 million people who could lose their insurance altogether, nearly 10,000 could die annually due to lack of coverage.
Here are a few facts that will help health professionals better understand the changes occurring within the industry.
Number of times Congress has voted to repeal Obamacare (so far): 56
Percentage of Americans who say the Affordable Care Act has…
…helped them or their families: 19%
…hurt them or their families: 22%
…had no direct impact on them: 57%
106,000 people signed up for new health plans in its first month
Nearly 30 million Americans have gotten health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
The rate of uninsured adults has dropped to 12.3%.
Number of adults without health insurance in 2013: 41 million. Today: 30 million
The Congressional Budget Office’s latest estimate of how much Obamacare’s subsidies will cost: $209 billion less than projected