US uninsured rate stalls after 5 years of decline: 3 things to know

The U.S. uninsured rate was 9 percent in 2016, an insignificant difference from the 9.1 percent recorded in 2015, according to the CDC.

Here are three things to know.

1. Roughly the same number of individuals — 28.6 million — were uninsured in 2015 and 2016, according to 2016 National Health Interview Survey data.

2. This is the first time in five years the uninsured rate has not declined by a significant amount. 

3. By contrast, 48.6 million people lacked coverage in 2010.  

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