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Thursday, May 26, 2016
28.6 Million People Were Uninsured in 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released results
from the National Health Interview Survey on health insurance coverage. Here
are some key findings from the report:
·28.6 million (9.1%)
were uninsured in 2015, or 7.4 million fewer persons than in 2014.
·Among adults aged
18-64, the percentage uninsured decreased from 16.3% in 2014 to 12.8% in 2015.
·5.5% of children aged
0-17 years were uninsured in 2015 compared to 4.5% in 2014.
·Among those under 65,
9.1 million had private coverage through the Marketplace or exchanges in 2015.
·3.4% had private
coverage through the Marketplace or exchanges in 2015, vs 2.5% in 2014.
·The percentage of
adults age 18-64 with private coverage increased from 67.3% to 69.7% in 2015.