By Monica E. Oss Over the past five years, we have seen a drop in the number of Americans without health insurance – one of the many effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010. The current statistics show that about 10.7% of the non-elderly adult population was uninsured in 2015, this is a large decline from 16.7% in 2013 (the year before the health insurance mandate provisions of PPACA went into effect), and from a high of 18.2% in 2010 (before the passage of PPACA and during the “great recession”) (see Key Facts about the Uninsured Population). One of the “benefits” of the PPACA for…
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