Overall, despite a strong economy and growing labor force, uninsurance rates increased in the United States between 2017 and 2018, a consistent story across the three surveys. As the nation faces a time of economic decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this research is helpful to prepare for what the future holds.
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