A new Gallup survey shows that the uninsured rate rose significantly in Iowa during the first year of the Trump presidency. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured Iowans to Republicans’ repeal-and-sabotage campaign against the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.
“Iowans have spoken out consistently, warning that the repeated attacks on the Affordable Care Act by President Trump and Republican officials from D.C. to Des Moines will cause Iowans to lose health coverage and face higher costs, and these numbers confirm it," said Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa. "The Republican war on health care has severely harmed Iowans, and it will only get worse unless the attacks stop.”
After the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate dropped by 4.3% in Iowa between 2010 and 2015. During 2017, the first year of the Trump presidency, the uninsured rate in Iowa rose by 3.3%.
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