This report presents data on health insurance coverage in the United States based on information collected in the 2014 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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- In 2013, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire calendar year was 13.4 percent, or 42.0 million.
- The percentage of people with health insurance for all or part of 2013 was 86.6 percent.
- In 2013, the majority of individuals, 64.2 percent, were covered by private health insurance. The largest single type of health insurance in 2013 was employment-based health insurance, which covered 53.9 percent of the population.
- In 2013, 34.3 percent of the population was covered by government health insurance. The percentage of people covered by Medicaid in 2013 was 17.3 percent. During this time, the percentage of people covered by Medicare was 15.6 percent.
- In 2013, the percentage of children under age 19 who were uninsured was 7.6 percent.
- In 2013, the uninsured rate for children under age 19 in poverty, 9.8 percent, was higher than the uninsured rate for children not in poverty, 7.0 percent.
- In 2013, 9.8 percent of non-Hispanic Whites were uninsured, while 15.9 percent of Blacks were uninsured.
- The uninsured rate for Hispanics in 2013 was 24.3 percent.
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