Census: Uninsured rate drops to 8.8% in 2016


An estimated 28.1 million U.S. residents lacked health insurance for the entire year in 2016, 914,000 fewer than in 2015, the Census Bureau reported today. The share of residents without health insurance for the year fell by 0.3 percentage points to 8.8%, with uninsured rates declining for most ages under 65. Hispanic residents had the highest uninsured rate (16%), followed by black (10.5%) and Asian (7.6%) residents. Children and adults in poverty had higher uninsured rates than those not in poverty. The uninsured rate dropped in 39 states in 2016, with the largest decline in Montana (3.5 percentage points). The report is based on the Current Population Survey and American Community Survey. 

Topic: Access and Coverage
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