April 16, 2014

Stating the obvious

This is pretty much what one would expect, but these days stating the obvious isn't that obvious. States that have embraced the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare, although it was really the US Senate's bill) have seen their rate of uninsured residents go down.

I'd give WV a pretty good grade. As far as expanding Medicaid and helping to enroll newly eligible people, an A+ for sure. As for encouraging people to sign up via the marketplace or exchange, not so much. Still, I estimate that the percentage of uninsured West Virginians has dropped by around 60 percent since Jan. 1 of this year, all due to the ACA.

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