A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights some of the findings from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey as it relates to the uninsured rates. The CDC report examined the health insurance rates for the first nine months of 2016 and compared them with the health insurance rates prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The current rate of individuals without health insurance is 8.8%, and there are 20.4 million fewer individuals without insurance than there were in 2010 (when the ACA was passed). For working age adults (18–64), the rate of the uninsured was 12.3%. As for those who did have coverage, 69% had private health insurance coverage either through employer-sponsored coverage or an individual plan and 20.3% had public coverage. The report goes into further detail about the uninsured rates by age, income status, and race and ethnicity. To download a copy of the report, click here.
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