U.S. Uninsured Rate Sticks at Around 9%
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 07:52 PM

A little more than 9% of Americans were uninsured during the first 9 months of 2018, according to survey data.  

A total of 29.7 million people of all ages (9.2%) were uninsured at the time of being interviewed -- "not significantly different from 2017, but 18.9 million fewer persons than in 2010," the authors noted. Among adults, ages 18-64, 13.0% were uninsured at time of interview, 19.7% had public coverage, and 69.0% had private health insurance coverage. (Numbers add up to more than 100% because some patients had both public and private coverage and were included in both categories.)

The authors also looked at children, ages 0-17 years, and found that 4.9% were uninsured, 42.5% had public coverage, and 54.1% had private health insurance coverage. All estimates come from the agency's National Health Interview Survey, which includes data for 61,484 people.

Source:  https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/repeal-and-replace/78234