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Who are the Uninsured

Editor’s note: The national health care debate was, in part, propelled by the need to cover the uninsured. Below is a report on one of the groups cohorts, ages 55-64, during the years 1994 – 2007.

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Adults ages 55 to 64 are the least likely group of adults to be uninsured in the US, according to this report. Estimates from the Current Population Survey indicate 12 percent of this age cohort were uninsured in 2007, compared to 26 percent of those ages 26 to 34. More than two-thirds of insured adults ages 55 to 64 have employer-based coverage and nearly 20 percent have public coverage. Of the 56 percent of retirees ages 55 to 64 with employment-based coverage, 35 percent were covered by a former employer or union and about 21 percent were covered as dependents.  (Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), 4 Aug 2009, 10 pages)

 


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August 4, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | ,

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