Fewer Working-Age U.S. Adults are Uninsured

The number of American adults of working age (18-64) who lacked health insurance decreased in the nation’s 2,262 counties from 2013 to 2014, a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau finds.

Looking at the total population under age 65, the estimated uninsured rate decreased in 74.1% of counties during that time.

Working-age females have a lower uninsured rate than males in about 40 percent of counties.

Perhaps the most encouraging change is that the uninsured rate decreased for children under age 19 in 20.7% of counties (or 650 counties) between 2013 and 2014.

This is good news, but of course more needs to be done. The U.S. still has an uninsured population in the millions.

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