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Howard's Business Report-9/21/15: The decline in Americans without health insurance

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

It's time for Howard's illustrated economics! 

Obamacare is raising insurance premiums, but it is also lowering the number of uninsured. More than 30 million Americans are uninsured - but it used to be more than 40 million.

Business Insurance dotcom has a map based on Census data. 

On the map-- Hawaii is one of the lighter colored states. The reason for this is before Obamacare, Hawaii had its own law requiring any company with a certain amount of employees to have insurance for them. As a result there were fewer uninsured. Hawaii hasn't improved as much because we were among the first to have this law. 

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