Who are The uninsured?
  • Survey

    How the Unwinding Affected Enrollees

    Over half who were disenrolled say they put off needed medical care while trying to renew Medicaid. Overall, 19% of adults who had Medicaid prior to the start of unwinding say they were disenrolled at some point in the past year. Of this group, a large majority (70%) were left at least temporarily uninsured.
  • column

    Forward or Backward on the Uninsured?

    In his new column, KFF President and CEO Drew Altman looks back at the remarkable progress made in expanding coverage for the uninsured and what it could mean politically for today’s remaining uninsured—a population that has had little clout historically and will command even less attention now.
  • issue brief

    A Closer Look at the Remaining Uninsured Eligible for Medicaid

    Despite coverage gains during the pandemic, 25.6 million nonelderly people remained uninsured in 2022. Six in ten of the uninsured people are eligible for Medicaid or subsidized plans in the Marketplace but are not enrolled. We examine the characteristics of this population using 2022 national survey data.
  • explainer

    Medicaid Expansion and the Coverage Gap

    Ten years after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage options, ten states have not adopted the Medicaid expansion, leaving 1.5 million uninsured people without an affordable coverage option. States that have not implemented the expansion have uninsured rates that are nearly double the rate of expansion states (14.1% compared to 7.5%).

The uninsured: How costs affect care and health, 2022

Latest Polling

Percent of adults who reported not having health insurance
Percent of uninsured adults who reported delaying or not getting care due to health costs
Percent of uninsured adults who worry about medical bills if they get sick or have an accident
Percent of uninsured adults who reported not having a usual source of care (vs. 8% of insured adults)

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