Greg Sargent: Obamacare Causes Steep Drop in Uninsured — In Deep Red States
Gallup finds that three of the largest drops in the rate of the uninsured just happened to take place in states with the most hard-fought Senate races…..
In Arkansas, the rate of uninsured dropped from 22.5 percent in 2013 to 12.4 percent now — a change of over 10 percentage points.
In Kentucky, it dropped from 20.4 percent to 11.9 percent — a change of over eight percentage points.
In Colorado, it dropped from 17 percent to 11 percent — a change of six percentage points.
The Kentucky example is particularly interesting. Remember, Mitch McConnell still regards the the law that created this drop in the uninsured among his own constituents as a “disaster.” Yet hundreds of thousands have signed up for coverage on the Kentucky exchange….
….. Meanwhile, the Koch-founded Americans for Prosperity has spent big money on multiple ads in Arkansas featuring Obamacare “horror stories” in which the victim in each…received a cancellation letter. Yet according to Gallup, the drop in uninsured here has been steeper than in any other state….