Gallup: SC uninsured rate down after Affordable Care Act

Published: Jun. 9, 2015 at 9:31 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 9, 2015 at 2:47 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The uninsured rate in South Carolina is down since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, according to the research company Gallup.

A new Gallup fact sheet shows the state's uninsured rate fell 3.3 percent, going from 18.7 percent in 2013 down to 15.4 percent in 2014.

According to Gallup, the plan has also created a tax credit to help more than 154,000 people in South Carolina who could not purchase health care.

The Affordable Care Act also requires health insurers to provided people with rebates. Last year, consumers in South Carolina received $13,187,815 in rebates.

Since it was enacted, Gallup states one in four uninsured Americans are covered by the Affordable Care Act.

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