Census Bureau report finds decrease in number of uninsured Americans
Posted on September 13, 2012 | No Comments
The Census Bureau report published yesterday found that the number of uninsured Americans fell to 48.6 million in 2011, or 15.7 percent of the population. This is the first drop in uninsured Americans since 2007. In 2010, 49.9 million people, or 16.3 percent of the population, were uninsured. Census Bureau officials attribute the drop in large part to provisions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The drop in the number of uninsured Americans was fueled by a significant drop in uninsured young Americans aged 19 to 25, from 29.8 percent in 2010 to 27.7 percent in 2011, the Census Bureau said. The rate also decreased among seniors. The Bureau also found that the percentage of Americans covered by private insurance remained flat at 63.9 percent. The percentage of Americans covered by government programs increased for the fifth consecutive year to 32.2 percent in 2011.
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