CT uninsured numbers up breaking four year trend

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The US Census estimates that last year 194,000 CT residents, 5.5% of us, were uninsured according to data released today. That is up 22,000 and 4.9% from the previous year’s estimate. This mirrors national trends with 715,000 more uninsured Americans last year than in 2016. Unfortunately CT lost more ground from 2016 to 2017, with our uninsured rate rising faster than the national rate. In good news, the percentages of uninsured in both CT and the nation are well below what they were in 2013, before implementation of Affordable Care Act expansions. From 2013 to 2017, the number of uninsured in CT dropped by 139,000 people. More on the details and possible causes soon.