More Americans Lack Health Insurance

The uninsured rate is now at its highest level in four years.
January 29, 2019

According to a Gallup report released on Jan. 23, the percentage of American adults without health insurance rose to 13.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, up from 12.4 percent in 2017 and a low of 10.9 percent in 2016. The Wall Street Journalreports that the uninsured rate is now at its highest level in four years, with about 7 million more Americans lacking health insurance. Women, low-income individuals, and younger adults saw the greatest increase in the uninsured rate.

For its report, Gallup surveyed about 28,000 randomly selected adults. The margin of sampling error is no more than plus or minus 0.5 percentage point, it said.


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