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Growing Number in High-Deductible Plans


The CDC says that 28.8 million Americans had no health insurance in the first half of 2017. That’s not all that different from the same period last year, when 28.6 million Americans lacked health insurance. The federal data also show that 19.8 million more Americans had insurance in the first six months of 2017 than in 2010, when Obamacare was signed into law.

However, according to the Washington Examiner, the report from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics also shows that the percentage of people enrolling in high-deductible plans has gone up. For Americans younger than 65, the share of people with private health insurance in a high-deductible plan increased from 39.4% in 2016 to 42.9% in 2017.