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Uninsured rate holds at record low in survey

The Hill, June 6, 2014
The ratio of those without health insurance has fallen dramatically since last year but held steady at a new low of 13.4 percent for May and April, according to a poll. A Gallup survey published Thursday shows the uninsured in the U.S. dropped from 17.4 percent in the last quarter of 2013, when HealthCare.gov launched, to 15.6 percent in the first quarter of this year, before eventually landing at 13.4 percent. "The uninsured rate for U.S. adults appears to be leveling off since the open enrollment period for buying health insurance coverage through the marketplace ended in mid-April," said Gallup. "Across nearly every major subgroup, the uninsured rate is lower now compared with the fourth quarter of 2013."