Census: 6 statistics about US health insurance coverage

The U.S. Census Bureau released data Tuesday about health insurance in America from 2014 to 2016.

The Bureau used data from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economics Supplements and the American Community Survey.

Here are six statistics form the census data.

1. American's insured population topped 90.9 percent in all or part of 2015, up from 89.6 percent.

2. Of those insured, 67.2 percent had private insurance and 37.1 percent had public insurance.

3. The percentage of uninsured Americans for 2015 was 9.1 percent, or 29 million individuals. This is down from 10.4 percent, or 33 million individuals, in 2014.

4. The number of uninsured individuals dropped across all age groups under 65 for the second year in a row.

5. In 2015, 5.3 percent of children under age 19 were uninsured, down from 6.2 percent in 2014. The uninsured rate for impoverished children was 7.5 percent compared to 4.8 percent of children not in poverty.

6. Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia saw their uninsured rate decrease from 2014 to 2015. North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming did not see statistically significant changes.   

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