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Who are The uninsured?
  • DISPARITIES

    Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity

    Data on demographics; health coverage, access, and utilization; and health status by race and ethnicity provides insight into the status of health disparities and changes since implementation of the ACA.
  • Key Facts

    Key Facts About The Uninsured

    This issue brief describes how coverage has changed in recent years, examines the characteristics of the uninsured population, and summarizes the access and financial implications of not having coverage.
  • Issue Brief

    How Has the Pandemic Affected Health Coverage in the U.S.?

    A KFF analysis of administrative data suggests that relatively few Americans have lost job-based health insurance amid the economic chaos of the pandemic — and that many who did likely found a safety net in coverage through Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act’s individual market.
  • Expanding Medicaid

    How Many Uninsured Adults Could Be Reached If All States Expanded Medicaid?

    About 4.7 million uninsured adults could gain eligibility for Medicaid by 2021 if the 14 remaining non-expansion states were to expand Medicaid. That includes 2.8 million adults who were uninsured prior to the pandemic and would fall in the “coverage gap,” as well as 1.9 million more who are at risk of losing insurance due to job loss in the pandemic and would end up in the coverage gap.

uninsured statistics

Latest Polling
10%
Percent of adults who reported being without insurance in 2017.
28%
Percent of uninsured adults who report delaying and/or going without medical care due to costs, 2017.
36%
Percent of uninsured adults who worry about paying medical bills for normal care, 2017.
9%
Percent of all insured adults who report delaying and/or going without medical care due to costs, 2017.

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