Posted September 19, 2018 07:08:08Health care in America is still in an early stage of the rollout phase.
While there is some progress on some fronts, the state of the American health care landscape still appears to be far from where it needs to be.
As of October 1, just under a million Americans had gained coverage through state and federal insurance exchanges.
That number is expected to grow to about 8.6 million people by the end of 2021, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
That is an improvement over the 7.4 million people who gained coverage in October 2017, but only a few million fewer than the 3.4m people who had gained insurance coverage in September 2018.
The number of uninsured Americans is expected also to continue to fall.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expects about 12.3 million people to have gained coverage by the middle of 2021.
The drop in uninsured rates has been credited to the Affordable Care Act, the landmark healthcare law that Republicans and Democrats negotiated and signed into law in 2010.
That legislation increased subsidies and Medicaid eligibility, which made it easier for low-income people to obtain coverage.
States and local governments have also been taking steps to address the crisis of uninsurance in the state-based marketplaces that have sprung up around the country.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo recently signed a law mandating that all private insurance plans sold in New York City be offered through the state’s insurance exchange by the start of 2021 and that residents can opt out if they choose to.
He also pledged to extend the state health care exchange until the end and to expand the use of Medicaid.
While the numbers are encouraging, it’s worth noting that the Affordable Health Care Act didn’t start to roll out in a timely manner.
The law required states to provide health care plans to those who qualify, but states didn’t have time to roll them out and cover everyone who needed it.
For example, New York didn’t launch its exchange until November 2019.
The Affordable Care and COVID-19 Act also mandated that all Americans have health insurance by 2019, but insurers weren’t able to offer coverage until the middle part of that year, and they had to provide plans to people who didn’t qualify for them.
The result: Many states didn and will have to start over when it comes to covering their populations.
The lack of coverage also means that people who already have insurance can’t use it to buy private insurance, meaning they’re stuck paying the high out-of-pocket costs associated with a plan.
It’s the same problem that plagued Obamacare.
The exchanges are meant to help people buy coverage, but many people who want to buy insurance are not getting it.
Some people are also struggling to find jobs.
The unemployment rate for adults ages 25-54 is 6.2%, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
About 13.3% of the U.S. workforce has health insurance, according a recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
And about 14% of workers without health insurance have paid their medical bills, according the report.
In fact, many people without insurance are in dire straits.
About 6.3 out of 10 Americans without health coverage say they are unable to pay for health care expenses.
That’s about the same as the national average, according for the Health Insurance Research and Analytics Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
The problem is only likely to get worse if states fail to implement the ACA’s individual mandate, which requires all Americans to have health coverage and pay a penalty for not having it.
The penalty, which has been a contentious issue for many Republicans, has been in place for a decade.
But as the number of Americans who don’t have health care coverage has risen, so has the number who are uninsured.
The penalty has risen to $695 a month for families with two adults and $695 for families without two adults.