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[IWS] NCHS: HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE: EARLY RELEASE OF THE ESTIMATES FROM THE NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, JANUARY-JUNE 2014 [16 December 2014]
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National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE: EARLY RELEASE OF THE ESTIMATES FROM THE NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, JANUARY-JUNE 2014 [16 December 2014]
[full-text, 31 pages]
In the first 6 months of 2014, 38.0 million persons of all ages (12.2%) were uninsured at the time of interview, 54.0 million (17.3%) had been uninsured for at least part of
the year prior to interview, and 27.3 million (8.7%) had been uninsured for more than a year at the time of interview.
Among persons under age 65, 62.8% (168.3 million) were covered by private health insurance plans at the time of interview. This includes 1.9% (5.0 million) covered by private plans
through the Health Insurance Marketplace or state-based exchanges at the time of interview between January and June 2014.
The proportion with exchange coverage increased from 1.4% (3.7 million) in the first quarter of 2014 (January–March) to 2.4% (6.3 million) in the second quarter of 2014 (April–June).
Among adults aged 18–64, the percentage who were uninsured at the time of interview decreased from 20.4% in 2013 to 17.0% in the first 6
months of 2014.
Among adults aged 19–25, the percentage who were uninsured at the time of interview decreased from 26.5% in 2013 to 20.1% in the first 6
months of 2014.
In the first 6 months of 2014, the percentage of persons under age 65 who were uninsured at the time of interview varied by state. For example, 8.0% were uninsured in
Pennsylvania, whereas 23.0% wereuninsured in Texas.
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