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1 in 10 adults age 45-64 had no health insurance in 2016

Among working-age adults (age 19-64) in 2016, the population aged 45-64 was the most likely to have health insurance, with a coverage rate of 90.6%. Within that age group, 75.2% had private* health insurance, 21.7% had government health insurance, while 9.4% were uninsured, according to a 2017 analysis of census data. (p. 7 and Table 2)
 
*Private health insurance includes coverage provided through an employer or union, coverage purchased directly by an individual from an insurance company, or coverage through someone outside the household.
       
 
 
         
Barnett, J. C., & Berchick, E. R. (2017). Health insurance coverage in the United States: 2016. (Report No. P60-260). Washington DC: U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved from this source.
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