Listen: United States, Managing Editor, Medicaid discussed on Katz's Corner
"Conversations and health care we want our audience to be truly in the known when it comes to the facts about health care reform policy. is an award winning journalist and managing editor of fact checked out or a nonpartisan nonprofit consumer advocate for voters that aim to reduce the level of deception in US politics. first this week the census bureau in September released its report on health insurance coverage in the United States in twenty eighteen finding that the rate and number of the uninsured increased from twenty seventeen to twenty eighteen the first time it has found a yearly increase the affordable Care Act was enacted in twenty ten in twenty eighteen eight point five percent of people were uninsured for the entire year that's up from seven point nine percent in twenty seventeen and it's an increase of about one point nine million people most Americans with insurance get their coverage from private health insurance companies sixty seven point three percent of people have private coverage with most getting that coverage through their employment those with Medicaid coverage dropped zero point seven percentage points from twenty seventeen to twenty eighteen to seventeen point nine percent of the population Medicare coverage went up by zero point four percentage points covering seventeen point eight percent of the population and the percentage of children with out insurance went up by zero point six percentage points the census bureau uses got up from the current population survey and the American community survey making this measurement dependent on a large amount of responses. also released information on income and poverty finding that the median household income in twenty eighteen sixty three thousand one hundred seventy nine dollars wasn't statistically different from twenty seventeen that comes after increases in the median household income for the three years prior the official poverty rate went down however by zero point five percentage points the rate was eleven point eight percent in twenty eighteen and that's my fact check for this week I'm Lori Robertson managing editor of factcheck dot org factcheck dot."