Data Points: Health Insurance Coverage

by Lesley Politi on November 14, 2008

Data Points: Health Insurance Coverage

The number of insured people has decreased since 2006

Posted September 12, 2008

15.8%: Percentage of U.S. population without health insurance in 2006

15.3%: …in 2007

47.0 million: Number of uninsured people in the United States in 2006

45.7 million: …in 2007

67.5%: Percentage of Americans who were covered by private health insurance in 2007

27.8%: Percentage of Americans who were covered by government health insurance in 2007

(Some people may have been covered by more than one type of insurance during the year.)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007

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