AHRQ Stats: Periods of Uninsurance
About half of individuals who earn less than $10 per hour were uninsured sometime during 2013, approximately twice the proportion of individuals who made $15 to $19.99 an hour. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #476: Spells of Uninsurance: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population under Age 65, 2013.)
STATISTICAL BRIEF #476:
|Jeffrey A. Rhoades, PhD|
- In 2013, Hispanics were more likely to be uninsured for the entire year or sometime during the year than other racial/ethnic groups.
- In 2013, persons living in the South and West regions were more likely to be uninsured for the entire year or sometime during the year than people living in the Northeast or Midwest.
- Approximately 50 percent of individuals with the lowest hourly wage (less than $10 per hour) were uninsured sometime during the year in 2013. This fraction decreased with increasing wages.