US uninsured population drops to 25 million

In 2023, 25 million people in the U.S. had no health insurance, according to a preliminary survey published in June by the National Center for Health Statistics.

The survey is based on data from January to December 2023.

"The data likely have not yet caught up to reality," Jennifer Tolbert, deputy director of the Program on Medicaid & Uninsured at KFF, told Bloomberg. "Medicaid unwinding will likely contribute to increases in the number of people who are uninsured and in the uninsured rate."

In 2023, 25 million people were uninsured, or 7.6%. In 2019, 33.2 million people were uninsured, or 10.3%.

In 2023, 10.9% of adults ages 18 to 64 were uninsured, 23% had public coverage, and 68.1% had commercial coverage. In 2019, 14.7% of adults 18 to 64 were uninsured, 20.4% had public coverage, and 66.8% had commercial coverage.

In 2023, 3.9% of minors were uninsured, 44.2% had public coverage, and 54% had commercial coverage. In 2019, 5.1% of minors were uninsured, 41.4% had public coverage, and 55.2% had commercial coverage.

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