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U.S. Uninsured Rate Hits Record Low in First Quarter of 2023

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The overall number of Americans without health insurance dropped to a record low of 7.7% in the first three months of 2023, according to analysis by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). This marks the first time the uninsured rate has dropped below 8% since NHIS began tracking health insurance in 2001. The findings are Read More >

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Reasons for Being Uninsured Among Adults Aged 18–64 in the United States, 2019

Questions for Amy Cha, Health Statistician and Lead Author of “Reasons for Being Uninsured Among Adults Aged 18–64 in the United States, 2019.” Q: Why did you decide to do a report on this topic? AC: In 2019, 14.5% of adults aged 18–64 were uninsured in the United States. Individuals without health insurance experience barriers Read More >

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Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–June 2019

Questions for Robin Cohen, Health Statistician and Lead Author of “Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–June 2019.” Has the percentage of people without health insurance changed much in recent years? RC: This most recent release from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) includes estimates for January through Read More >

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Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2018

Questions for Emily P. Terlizzi, M.P.H., Associate Service Fellow and Lead Author on “Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2018” Q; How did the uninsured vary by age groups and compare to last year in this report? ET: In 2018, 9.4% of persons of all ages, 11.1% of Read More >

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Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–September 2018

Questions for Emily P. Terlizzi, M.P.H., Health Statistician and Lead Author on “Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–September 2018” Q: How did the uninsured vary by age groups in this report? ET: In the first 9 months of 2018, 9.2% of persons of all ages, 10.8% of Read More >

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Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2017

Questions for Robin Cohen, Ph.D., Health Statistician and Lead Author on “Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2017” Q: What were some of the major findings in your full-year 2017 health insurance estimates? RC: In 2017, 29.3 million persons were uninsured at the time of interview. This is 19.3 Read More >

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State by State Health Data Source Updated on NCHS Web Site

CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics has updated its “Stats of the States” feature on the NCHS web site.  This resource features the latest state-by-state comparisons on key health indicators ranging from birth topics such as teen births and cesarean deliveries to leading causes of death and health insurance coverage. Tabs have been added to Read More >

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Health Insurance Data from the National Health Interview Survey

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has monitored the health of the nation since 1957 and collects data on a broad range of health topics through personal household interviews. NHIS has collected health insurance data periodically since 1959 and annually since 1989. The NHIS health insurance questions have changed and expanded over time to reflect Read More >

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Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2016

Questions for Robin Cohen, Ph.D., Health Statistician and Lead Author of “Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2016” Q: How have trends in health insurance coverage in the United States changed in the first quarter of 2016 compared to last year, and compared to 2010 when the Read More >

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Number of Uninsured in U.S. Continues to Decline

NCHS has released selected estimates of health insurance coverage for the civilian noninstitutionalized U.S. population based on data from the January–June 2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), along with comparable estimates from the 2010–2014 NHIS. Key Findings: In the first 6 months of 2015, 28.5 million persons of all ages (9%) were uninsured at the time Read More >

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Insurance Status by State Medicaid Expansion Status: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2013–September 2014

Under the Affordable Care Act, states have the option to expand Medicaid coverage to all eligible persons with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). Previous research has shown that there have already been significant decreases in the percentages of persons who were uninsured between 2013 and the first 9 months of Read More >

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How’s your state doing?

NCHS now has an easy way for you to check out where your state stands on a variety of health measures compared with the nation as a whole and other states, including the following: Mortality from leading causes of death Birth data, including births to unmarried mothers, teen births, cesarean deliveries, low birthweight births, prenatal Read More >

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Report card for Nation’s health focuses on young adults aged 18-29

Young adults in the United States aged 18-29 face a number of health challenges, including increases in obesity, high injury rates, and a lack of insurance coverage compared to other adults, according to the latest report on the nation’s health from NCHS. Obesity rates have tripled among young adults in the past three decades, rising Read More >

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New Ambulatory Care Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today issued a new report, “Ambulatory Medical Care Utilization Estimates for 2005,” which contains information on patient visits to emergency departments, outpatient clinics, and physician offices. Highlights of the report: There were over 1.2 billion patient visits to physician offices, hospital outpatient clinics, and emergency rooms in 2005. Read More >

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Health Insurance Coverage

The National Center for Health Statistics has released its estimates of health insurance coverage in the United States derived from household interviews conducted under the aegis of the Health Interview Survey. The report is entitled Early Release of Health Insurance Estimates Based on Data From the 2006 National Health Interview Survey. As an aside, the Read More >

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