The percentage of uninsured Americans remains unchanged from a couple of months ago, but remains at its lowest rate, holding steady at 13.4 percent.
Gallup released the data Thursday. The polling firm said the percentage of adults lacking coverage in the first two months of the second quarter of 2014 is down from 17.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 and from the 15.6 percent average in the first quarter of 2014.
The 13.4 percent that’s held since April is the lowest Gallup has recorded since it began collecting the data in 2008. Researchers say the drop is largely attributable to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
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“This rate, however, clearly shows a leveling off of the uninsured rate compared with the month-by-month declines seen in previous months,” Gallup researchers said. “It remains to be seen if the uninsured rate will stay at this level, increase, or decrease between now and mid-November, when the next open enrollment begins.”