Cross posted from The Examiner Dot Com
Report: Number of uninsured Americans down to 4 year low due to 'Obamacare'
The Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," is often criticised by conservatives, but as time goes on, new reports show that Americans are greatly benefiting from the new health care reform.While Mitt Romney uses "I'll repeal Obamacare" as one of his top talking points on the campaign trail, millions of Americans are able to be covered under health care plans because of President Obama's health care reform. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the number of uninsured Americans dropped in 2011 for the first time in four years. The largest increase in coverage comes from one of the highlighted provisions of "Obamacare," college-age adults under the age of 26 being able to stay on their parent's insurance. With students leaving school and looking for work, the new provision gives them the opportunity to use their parent's insurance and still be able to afford to go to college to find a job.