The number of people in the US without health insurance is expected to rise to nearly 30 million in 2022, according to a new study from the Urban Institute. The research found that the number of uninsured adults will increase by about 8 million next year, and by 2027, that number will reach 27.5 million. The study also estimates that the number of children without health insurance will increase by about 1 million by 2022.
There are a number of factors that are driving the increase in the number of people without health insurance. One is the repeal of the individual mandate, which required people to have health insurance or face a tax penalty. The other is the Trump administration's decision to allow states to waive certain requirements of the Affordable Care Act, such as the requirement that insurers cover pre-existing conditions.
There are a number of ways to help people get health insurance, such as subsidies and Medicaid. However, the Trump administration has proposed cuts to both of these programs, which would make it more difficult for people to get coverage.