An estimated 14.0 percent of the population were without health insurance coverage during the entire year in 2000, down from 14.3 percent in 1999. Similarly, the number of people without health insurance coverage declined in 2000, to 38.7 million, down 0.6 million from the previous year.
The estimates in this report are based on the March 2001 Current Population Survey (CPS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Respondents provide answers to the best of their ability, but as with all surveys, the estimates may differ from the actual values. A facsimile of the CPS March Supplement questionnaire is available electronically at the link below.