Americans Without Health Insurance Increased Again
According to USA Today, the number of Americans without health insurance increased again in 2018, the second consecutive year that figure has risen after several years of declines under Obamacare.
An estimated 30.4 million Americans did not have health insurance in 2018, up from 29.3 million in 2017, according to the CDC's National Health Interview Survey.
That means about 1.1 million more Americans lost insurance coverage last year.
Trump administration and congressional efforts to challenge and loosen requirements of the Affordable Care Act likely played a role in some going without coverage.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 eliminated the health law's individual mandate that required people get health insurance or pay a penalty.