The Death Toll of Obamacare: How Many People Have Been Killed by the Law?
5,717 people were killed in 2016, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office.
That was up from just over 5,000 deaths in 2015.
Here are some key facts to know about the 2017 death toll.
The death toll from the Affordable Care Act was about 1.8 million, according the CBO.
The total number of people who died under the ACA rose by more than 9% between 2015 and 2017.
More than 60% of the deaths occurred in the first three months of 2017.
About 9 in 10 people who die in the U.S. die from preventable conditions.
More people are now living in rural areas than in urban areas.
More young people are dying of heart disease than in other age groups.
More Americans die from cancer than in any other age group.
More babies are dying in the United States from preventables than are born.
More children are dying from preventibles than are being born.
More adults are dying than from any other cause.
The 2016 death toll was about 6.3 million.
More lives are saved annually by the Affordable Health Care Act than were saved by the 2010 health care law, according an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
There are about 1 million fewer people who are insured today than there were in 2010.
Department of Labor reports that there are about 18 million fewer workers with employer-sponsored health insurance.
The number of Americans who receive Medicaid has fallen by more people than it rose.
There were 5.5 million people with employer coverage last year, down from 6.8 to 7.8.
There is an average of 3.6 children per woman in the workforce.
The average age of a worker has dropped by 4 years since the ACA passed in 2010, according a report by the Urban Institute.
The rate of unemployment among U. S. workers has dropped from 9.7% in 2010 to 7% in 2017.
The Affordable Care Plan has brought health insurance premiums down to the lowest levels since 2006.
The cost of providing health insurance is rising for many Americans, including the elderly.
The health care industry spent about $8 billion in the last two years to keep premiums low.
Obamacare expanded Medicaid coverage for millions of people in 2020, which saved an average family of four more than $3,000 a year.
The ACA increased health insurance subsidies for those earning under 138% of federal poverty level.
Health care costs have fallen for everyone, except for the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions.
In 2018, there were 5 million fewer Americans working than there had been in 2020.
The unemployment rate fell from 7.9% in May 2018 to 5.4% in December 2018.
The jobless rate has fallen to 4.3% in 2020 from 7% a year earlier.
In 2020, the number of young adults in the labor force increased by more, by 3.9 million, than it had in 2015, according it’s report.
More and more Americans are working part-time.
More are taking part- time jobs.
More women than men work full-time in the private sector.
Nearly all people who work part- or full- time for a family earn less than the median household income, the Congressional Research Service reports.
More households have children than they did in 2015 due to the ACA’s expansion of child care.
There was a 4% decrease in the number, or total, of people enrolled in Medicaid during the ACA.
More students are enrolled in college than there was in 2016.
The median household net worth in 2020 was $80,000.
The poverty rate is at a 15-year low of 3%.
The percentage of the workforce that is unemployed is at its lowest level since the Great Recession.
There has been a 9% increase in the percentage of people living in poverty since the recession.
The United States has gained a net 0.7 million jobs since the start of the recession, according Census Bureau data.
The Great Recession and recovery have added more than 6 million jobs over the last decade.
The nation’s stock market has been the best performer over the past decade.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 9.5% in 2018, the highest annual increase in more than 20 years.
The S&P 500 rose 2.3%.
The Nasdaq Composite index rose 9% in the past year.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.9%.
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