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HEALTH INSURANCE: 30.4 million uninsured in US as of 2018 according to NCHS estimates

In 2018, 30.4 million persons of all ages (9.4%) were uninsured at the time of interview – not significantly different from 2017, but 18.2 million fewer persons than in 2010.”

The number of people without health insurance in 2018 was 30.4 million, or 9.4 percent of the civilian noninstitutionalized population, according to national estimates from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.  This compares with estimates of 48.6 million uninsured, or 16 percent of the population in 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was passed.  During the same period, the number of uninsured children decreased by 2 million or a decrease from 7.8 to 5.2 percent of children.

Source: Cohen, R.A., Terlizzi, E.P., and Martinez, M.E. (2019, May). Health insurance coverage: Early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2018. National Health Interview Survey Early Release Program. Click here for free full text:  https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201905.pdf  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050 rc@aha.org