REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - (L-R) Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), speaks as Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Al Franken (D-MN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) listen during a news conference calling for no reduction in the Medicare and Medicaid budgets as part of the year-end budget talks on Capitol Hill in Washington December 11, 2012.

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Health Insurance Coverage Rises in 2012, Driven by Increase in Medicare Enrollment

September 17, 2013, Gary Burtless

The Census Bureau's new estimates of health insurance coverage show a second successive year in improvements in coverage. Gary Burtless looks into the numbers to find that all of the gains in health coverage in recent years have been driven by increased enrollments in government insurance plans—mainly Medicaid and Medicare.

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