Sorta Looks Like a Trend, Don’t It?


Not to put too fine a point on it. But I think we can see a trend here.

This is the latest findings from Gallup in their on-going polling on the percentage of US adults who say they lack health insurance. (Click through to the rest of this post to see a larger version of this image.)

As you can see the numbers start at around 14.5%, then rocket up in early 2009, largely to the the economic collapse and dramatic job losses. There’s a spike in the middle of 2013 which may indeed be tied to the churn and cancellation of policies which didn’t meet ACA standards. But from then on it’s virtually straight down.

This follows a new poll which found that even the overwhelming majority of Republicans (74%) say they like the plans they bought through Obamacare.