According to the CDC, more Americans will have health insurance in 2020.
According to preliminary estimates released by the CDC’s National Center of Health Statistics on Tuesday, the number of people without health insurance will drop to 31.6 million, or 9.7% of the population, in the year 2020. In 2019, 33.2 million, or 10.3%, were uninsured.
People were considered uninsured in the study if they did not participate in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, had no private health insurance, were not on a Medicare or Medicaid plan, or had no state, government, or military plan. If they only had a private plan that paid for one kind of service, like dental care or accidents, they were also considered uninsured.
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13.9% of adults aged 18 to 64 lacked insurance. Private health insurance was available to more than two thirds of this age group, while public coverage was available to 20.5%.
5.1% of children under the age of 17 did not have health insurance.
From 96% in 2019, the proportion of adults over 65 who have public insurance decreased slightly to 95.9%. In 2020, 67.5% of adults between the ages of 18 and 64 were likely to have private insurance, up from 66.8% the previous year. In 2020, only 3.8% of people under the age of 65 had exchange-based coverage.
According to the CDC, the results still require final data editing. Preliminary and final figures typically differed by less than 0.1 percentage point in previous years. The Covid-19 pandemic, on the other hand, caused procedures to be altered for the 2020 data as well.