How is this possible? More than one-third of people who are still uninsured under Obamacare -- but appear to be eligible for coverage -- were told that they were not eligible for health insurance under the law, according to a new report.
The finding, from a survey of 10,500 uninsured Americans by the non-profit Kaiser Family Foundation, is truly perplexing. If you extrapolate out to the overall uninsured population in the United States, it means that more than 5 million people who by the letter of the law should be covered were told that they weren't qualified.
"I've got no possible explanation for you," Caroline Pearson, vice president of Avalere Health, an independent consulting firm and a top expert on health policy, told TPM. That's a bit of an exaggeration -- she and others had some educated guesses -- but it's not that far off.
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