At the time of the interview, 33.0 million (10.2 percent) people of all ages were uninsured in the United States in 2019. There are relatively few persons aged 65 and over in the United States who do not have health insurance coverage, owing to the fact that nearly all adults in this age range are eligible for health insurance coverage under the Medicare program (15).
The two largest age groups in that period are those between the ages of 26 and 34, and those between the ages of 35 and 44. One in every four uninsured persons was between the ages of 26 and 34, and one in every five uninsured people was between the ages of 34 and 44. However, this is not the only thing that the figure below informs us.
Age. Adults (ages 18–64 years) account for three-quarters of the uninsured, with minors accounting for one-quarter of the uninsured. When compared to other age groups, young adults are the ones who are most likely to be without health insurance.
Adults 65 years and older account for one percent of the uninsured population overall. Youngsters account for 25% of the overall population of the United States, with 12 percent of children lacking health insurance. This uninsured rate of 12 percent is close to the rates of uninsured adults aged 45 to 54 (15 percent) and 55 to 64 (15 percent) (13 percent ).
Approximately 28.0 million people did not have health insurance at any point during the year 2020, or 8.6 percent of the population. 91.4 percent of the population will have health insurance coverage for all or part of 2020, according to the Census Bureau.
According to the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, persons aged 25–34 were the most likely to be without health insurance coverage at the time of the interview (28.2 percent) (Table 7). Men were found to be more likely than women to be without health insurance coverage at the time of the interview among persons in the age categories 18–24, 25–34, 35–44, and 45–64. (Figure 2).
According to early estimates from the National Health Interview Survey released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 9.6 percent of U.S. citizens, or 31.1 million individuals, did not have health insurance when polled in the first six months of 2021.
Uninsured individuals There are 31.2 million (11.5 percent) persons under the age of 65 in this group. Uninsured children accounted for 3.7 million (5.0 percent) of the population, while uninsured working-age adults accounted for 27.5 million (13.9 percent) of the population (Figure 1).
Additionally, according to the findings of the GetInsured study, almost one-third (29 percent) of Millennials who were polled are now without health insurance. As a result, approximately 80% of them have put off going to the doctor.
In 2019, 18.7 percent of the Hispanic population did not have health insurance, compared to 6.3 percent of the non-Hispanic white population, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Numerous uninsured people, even under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), attribute their lack of coverage on the high cost of insurance. In 2019, 73.7 percent of uninsured people stated that they were unable to obtain coverage because the cost of coverage was prohibitively expensive for them.
Following the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, when coverage for young individuals under the age of 26 became available and early Medicaid expansion became available, both the number of uninsured and the uninsured rate began to decline.