Number of Uninsured Individuals Still Growing

June 22, 2010

The CDC just came out with a new estimate of uninsured Americans,
and the number is still growing. Based on the 2009 survey, the CDC
estimates that 46.3 million people – just over 15 percent of the
population – lacked health insurance last year. That’s up from 43.8
million in 2008. Nearly 60 million had been uninsured during some
part of the year, and nearly 33 million had been uninsured for more
than a year at the time of their interview. Kaiser Health News and
NPR provide a good summary of the findings.  Complete information
can be found in the Health Insurance and Expenditures chapter of
the CDC report entitled Health, United States, 2009, which is the source
of the graph to the right on this post.

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