The latest Gallup Poll findings showed California ranked 6th in the nation by successfully reducing its rates of uninsured from 21.6% to 11.8%.
Arkansas led the nation with a reduction from 22.5% uninsured to 9.1% uninsured. Kentucky reduced its rates of uninsured from 20.4% to 9.0%. Oregon reduced its uninsured rate from 19.4% to 8,8%, Rhode Island reduced its uninsured rate from 13.3% to 2.7% and Washington cut its uninsured rates from 16,8% to 6.4%.
Six states now have uninsured rates of 5% or less – Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota and Iowa.
Even in a state that have led the resistance to the ACA, such as Texas, the uninsured fell from 27.0% to 20.8%. In Florida, which is still badly divided on adopting the Medicaid expansion, the uninsured rate dropped from 22.1% to 15.2%.