AHRQ Stats: The Uninsured
About 36 percent of Hispanics under age 65 were uninsured in the first part of 2013, substantially more than blacks, Asian or Pacific Islanders, whites and other non-Hispanics. Among all age groups, young adults ages 19 to 29 had the greatest likelihood of being uninsured, with more than one-third of them lacking health care coverage. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #447: The Uninsured in America, First Part of 2013: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65.)
STATISTICAL BRIEF #447:
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- During the first part of 2013, 21.1 percent of the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population under age 65 was uninsured.
- More than one-third of adults ages 19–29 lacked health insurance in the first part of 2013.
- Hispanics accounted for 18.7 percent of the nonelderly population but 31.8 percent of the nonelderly uninsured in the first part of 2013.
- People living in the South accounted for 37.3 percent of the nonelderly population but 43.7 percent of the nonelderly uninsured in the first part of 2013.