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Statistical Brief: Health Insurance: Who Was Covered Between 1987 and 1990?

Report Number SB/92-8

At the close of 1990, most of us had health insurance — 87 percent of Americans were covered, on average, over the final three months of 1990. Yet, although most persons are covered at a given time, some may experience lapses in their coverage over the span of a few years.

This brief uses data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine the type of coverage Americans had in late 1990. It also takes a look at which groups were likely to have been continuously covered between 1987 and 1989 and which groups weren't as likely.


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