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Fact of the Week: 23 April 2012


fact of the week

Fifteen Percent of Older Adults
Lack Health Insurance

"More than 8.9 million, or 15 percent, of 50- to 64-year-olds were uninsured in 2010; of those, 37% work for employers with fewer than 25 employees, 23% are self-employed, 29% work part-time and/or part of the year," according to an AARP analysis of data from the Current Population Survey.

Smolka, G., Multack, M., & Figueiredo, C. (2012). Health insurance coverage for 50- to 64-year-olds (Insight on the Issues No. I59). Washington, DC: AARP. Retrieved from www.aarp.org.


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