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Fact of the Week: 1 June 2015

FACT OF THE WEEK

6 in 10 adults aged 55-64 had workplace health insurance coverage in 2012-13.
"In 2012-2013, persons aged 55-64 years were less likely to have private [health insurance] coverage through the workplace (62.0%) than persons in the same age group in 2002-2003 (69.5%). Also, in 2012-2013, a greater percentage aged 55-64 years had only public health insurance coverage (16.9%) than in 2002-2003 (12.1%) and a greater percentage were uninsured (13.4%) than in 2002-2003 (11.2%)," according to a 2015 analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey.
       
 
       
Fried, V. M. (2015). QuickStats: Health insurance coverage among adults aged 55-64 years, by type of coverage - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2002-2003 and 2012-2013. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 64(18), 511. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov /mmwr/
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