10 states with sharpest drop in uninsured rate in 2014

A new Gallup poll has revealed the 10 states with the largest declines in uninsured rates since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act took effect at the beginning of the year all expanded Medicaid.

To calculate the change in the uninsured rate in each state, Gallup compared the states' uninsured rates in 2013 to their uninsured rates in midyear 2014.

10 states with sharpest drop in uninsured rate this year

1. Arkansas — 10.1 percent decline

2. Kentucky — 8.5 percent decline

3. Delaware — 7.2 percent decline

4. Washington — 6.1 percent decline

5. Colorado — 6 percent decline

6. West Virginia — 5.7 percent decline

7. Oregon — 5.4 percent decline

8. California — 5.3 percent decline

9. New Mexico — 5 percent decline

10. Connecticut — 4.9 percent decline

More articles on the uninsured rate:

Study finds 10.3M gained coverage under PPACA 
PPACA's Effect on the Uninsured Rate: 5 Things to Know 
Survey: Rate of Uninsured Falls to 15% 

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