Posted on February 10, 2017 by kmgarber
In 1972, the earliest year shown in this source, there were 30.7 million Americans under age 65 who did not have health insurance. This number has varied somewhat from year to year – sometimes dropping, sometimes rising – but reached the highest number (48.3 million) in 2010. In 2015, the number of uninsured Americans under 65 who were uninsured dropped to 28.7 million. Here are some of the years shown in this source:
Number of Persons Uninsured (under 65 years old)
- 30.7 million 1972 (the earliest year)
- 23.0 million 1978 (the lowest year)
- 48.3 million 2010 (the highest year)
- 28.7 million 2015 (the most recent year)
Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. (2017, February). National Health Interview Survey: Long-term trends in health insurance coverage. Click here: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/trendshealthinsurance1968_2015.pdf Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, email@example.com
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Posted on November 11, 2015 by kmgarber
The number of Americans without health insurance has been decreasing, according to a survey conducted each year by the National Center for Health Statistics. In 2010, there were an estimated 48.6 million Americans without health insurance. As of the first half of 2015, that number had dropped to 28.5 million. Let’s do the math. That’s an improvement of 20 million people.
And for children, the results are also heartening. In 2010, an estimated 5.8 million children were uninsured. By the first half of 2015, that number had decreased to 3.3 million. An improvement of 2.5 million.
Uninsured at the Time They Were Surveyed (all ages)
- 48.6 million, or 16 percent (2010)
- 46.3 million, or 15.1 percent (2011)
- 45.5 million, or 14.7 percent (2012)
- 44.8 million, or 14.4 percent (2013)
- 36 million, or 11.5 percent (2014)
- 28.5 million, or 9 percent (first half 2015)
These are federal government estimates based on the results of a sample survey of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States.
Source: Martinez, M.E., and Cohen, R.A. (2015, Nov.). Health insurance coverage: Early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2015. National Health Interview Survey early release program. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201511.pdf Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, firstname.lastname@example.org
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