An estimated 39.7 million Americans (15.3 percent) were without health insurance coverage during the entire 1993 calendar year. The number was up 1.1 million from the previous year. The proportion, however, was statistically unchanged.
This Brief presents data on the health insurance coverage status of Americans during the 1993 calendar year. The data, which are shown by selected demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, as well as by State, were collected by the March 1994 Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The Brief compares these data with similar information gathered by the March CPS in 1992 and 1993. The CPS is a monthly nationwide survey of about 60,000 households, conducted by the Census Bureau. (See the box at the bottom of page 3 for a note about the estimates in this Brief.)