Gallup Reports Significant Increase in Uninsured New Yorkers During Trump Presidency



New Data Proves Republican Health Care Sabotage Is Hurting Central New York Families

SYRACUSE — The number of New Yorkers living without health insurance rose significantly during the first year of the Trump presidency, according to a new Gallup survey. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured New Yorkers to Republicans’ repeal-and-sabotage campaign against the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

After the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate dropped by 4.8 percent in New York between 2010 and 2015. During 2017, the first year of the Trump presidency, the uninsured rate in New York rose by 1.2 percent.

Speak Out Central New York released the following statement in response to the Gallup survey:

“Health care advocates have repeatedly and consistently warned President Trump and Congressional Republicans –including John Katko and Claudia Tenney – that their repeated attacks on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid will cause New Yorkers to lose health coverage and face higher costs, and today’s numbers confirm it. Republicans’ war on health care has had a fast and dramatic negative impact on New Yorkers, and things will get worse until they finally stop these constant attacks on our care.”

Read the full results of the Gallup survey here: Uninsured Rate Rises in 17 States in 2017

About Speak Out Central New York

Speak Out CNY is dedicated to educating and empowering Central New Yorkers through grassroots organizing, digital advocacy, and community partnerships. By advocating for policies that help working families make ends meet, we aim to encourage our members of Congress to protect our health care and work to expand economic opportunity.