There’s more to the uninsured rate than meets the eye

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Just under one in ten Americans, or about 25.6 million people, were uninsured in 2022, according to new data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

That may seem alarming. But a closer look at the data reveals that many are uninsured by choice. Affordable coverage is available to them. They’ve opted not to take it. And that’s largely the result of bad healthcare policy.

Roughly two-thirds of uninsured Americans went without coverage in 2022 because they said it costs too much. Yet six in 10 qualified for financial assistance, according to the Kaiser report.

Read the full article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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