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Who are The uninsured?
  • 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 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.
  • The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid

    Nationally, 2.2 million poor uninsured adults were in the ACA “coverage gap” in 2019 in states that had not expanded Medicaid. They earned too much to be eligible for Medicaid but not enough to qualify for Marketplace premium tax credits. Three-quarters of them reside in just four states: Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.
  • Taking A Closer Look At Characteristics of People in the Coverage Gap

    Twelve states have not adopted the ACA Medicaid expansion, leaving 2.2 million people in the coverage gap. Understanding the characteristics of this group can help inform policy decisions.

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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