National health insurance coverage by the numbers

America's Health Insurance Plans released a state-by-state report on the role health plans play nationwide.

Here are statistics on health insurance coverage in the U.S., according to the report.

The percentage of health insurance coverage by type:

Private: 56 percent
Medicaid: 21 percent
Medicare: 14 percent
Uninsured: 9 percent
Other: 1 percent

The number of covered lives by type:

Medicaid: 54 million
Large group: 42.3 million
Medicare Advantage: 20 million
Health savings account/high-deductible health plan: 15.6 million
Medigap: 13.5 million
Small group: 13 million
Individual: 13 million

The number of people employed by health insurers:

Insurance-related employees: 962,930
Health plan employees: 573,730

The payroll of health insurer employees:

Insurance-related employees: $64.2 billion
Health plan employees: $45.3 billion

The average wage of health insurer employees:

Health plan employees: $79,017
Insurance-related employees: $66,627

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