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Health insurance coverage : early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2015
  • Published Date:
    5/2016
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Health Statistics. Division of Health Interview Statistics.
  • Description:
    This report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) presents selected estimates of health insurance coverage for the civilian noninstitutionalized U.S. population based on data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), along with comparable estimates from the 2010–2014 NHIS. Estimates for 2015 are based on data for 103,798 persons.

    Highlights:

    • The number of uninsured persons has declined in the past year. In 2015, 28.6 million persons of all ages (9.1%) were uninsured at the time of interview—7.4 million fewer persons than in 2014.

    • Among adults aged 18–64, the percentage who were uninsured decreased from 16.3% in 2014 to 12.8% in 2015. A corresponding increase was seen in the percentage having private coverage, from 67.3% to 69.7%, respectively.

    • Among children aged 0–17 years, the percentage who were uninsured decreased from 5.5% in 2014 to 4.5% in 2015.

    • Among those under age 65, the percentage with private coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace or state-based exchanges increased from 2.5% (6.7 million) in the fourth quarter of 2014 to 3.4% (9.1 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015.

    Suggested citation: Cohen RA, Martinez ME, Zammitti EP. Health insurance coverage: Early release of estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2015. National Center for Health Statistics. May 2016. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/ releases.htm.

    earlyrelease/insur201605.pdf

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