Econintersect: The Gallup Poll is reporting that the health insurance uninsured rate is the lowest it has been since late 2008. The percentage of the population without health insurance has been edging up very gradually since the end of the Great Recession in the first quarter 2009, but surged to a new high of 18% 3Q 2013. In the following two quarters the rate has plunged to 15.6.
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- In U.S., Uninsured Rate Lowest Since 2008 (Jenna Levy, Gallup Well-Being, 07 April 2014)