Congressman Tim Ryan Says New Data on the Numbers of Uninsured Shows that the Affordable Care Act is Working for Americans

Nov 12, 2014 Issues: Health Care

Warren, Ohio – Congressman Ryan said today that there is new data showing how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had a significant impact on the number of uninsured in Ohio and across the nation. Until now it has been difficult to determine who has signed up for coverage, but new data from Enroll America, an organization that helps with enrollment, and Civis Analytics, a data firm, shows the uninsured rate change county by county and breaks down the demographic of those enrolling in the plan. Local data shows we have greatly benefited in our communities across Northeast Ohio and that the ACA is reducing the number of uninsured Americans.

“I am proud to have supported this legislation that has helped so many hardworking Americans get the health insurance they deserve and so desperately need. My colleagues on the other side of the aisle have spent each and every day since the Affordable Care Act was passed vilifying and scaring the public into thinking, and sometimes believing, that this law is something that it clearly is not. This is just the next in a long line of reports and studies that are showing that the Affordable Care Act is good for our economy and good for the health of Ohioans and Americans across the country,” said Congressman Ryan.  

Mahoning County:
Uninsured 2013:  18%
Uninsured 2014:  11%
Change 2013-14:  7% more insured

Trumbull County:
Uninsured 2013:  17%
Uninsured 2014:  10%
Change 2013-14:  7% more insured

Summit County:
Uninsured 2013:  15%
Uninsured 2014:  9%
Change 2013-14: 6% more insured

Portage County:
Uninsured 2013:  14%
Uninsured 2014:  8%
Change 2013-14:  6% more insured