In a presidential race, healthcare is in the news. Specifically, the number of Uninsured is growing according to some but is it? So has the number of Uninsured increased or in fact, decreased?
In 2018, the latest data show that 91.1% of U.S. residents had health insurance of some type, whether private or public, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau. For example, health coverage rates ranged from 82.3% of people in Texas to 97.2% of people in Massachusetts. NY Metro Uninsured:
- NYS: 5.4%
- NJ: 7.4%
- PA: 5.5%
- CT: 5.3%
Public insurance programs include Medicare, Medicaid and VA health care, while private coverage includes insurance obtained by employees through their workplace or by individuals purchasing it from a federal or state marketplace.
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