This report presents statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS).
• In 2019, 8.0 percent of people, or 26.1 million, did not have health insurance at any point during the year, according to the CPS ASEC. The percentage of people with health insurance coverage for all or part of 2019 was 92.0 percent.
• Private health insurance coverage was more prevalent than public coverage, covering 68.0 and 34.1 percent of the population at some point during the year, respectively. Employment-based insurance was the most common subtype.
• In 2019, 9.2 percent of people, or 29.6 million, were not covered by health insurance at the time of interview, according to the ACS, up from 8.9 percent and 28.6 million.
.• In 2019, the percentage of people with employer-provided coverage at the time of interview was slightly higher than in 2018, from 55.2 percent in 2018 to 55.4 percent in 2019.
• The percentage of people with Medicaid coverage at the time of interview decreased to 19.8 percent in 2019, down from 20.5 percent in 2018.
• Between 2018 and 2019, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage decreased in one state and increased in 19 states.
• All states and the District of Columbia had a lower uninsured rate in 2019 than in 2010.
Current Population Survey Tables for Health Insurance Coverage
The Current Population Survey is a joint effort between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau.
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