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Periods of uninsurance, policyholders, and sources of health insurance coverage among young adults, January 2009–June 2012

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Table 1. Percentage of young adults aged 19–25, by health insurance coverage status at time of interview and 6-month interval: United States, January 2009–June 2012

Table 2. Percentage of privately-insured adults aged 19–34 who were uninsured at some time in the past 12 months, by age group and 6-month interval: United States, January 2009–June 2012

Table 3. Percentages of persons under age 65 with a usual place of medical care, by poverty status, year, and state: United States, 2010 and 2011

Table 4. Percentages of persons under age 65 with a usual place of medical care, by poverty status, year, and state: United States, 2010 and 2011

 


Table 1. Percentage of young adults aged 19–25, by health insurance coverage status at time of interview and 6-month interval: United States, January 2009–June 2012
  Health insurance coverage status
6-month interval Uninsured1 Private2 Public3
  Percent (standard error)
2009 (January–June) 31.8 (1.25) 54.2 (1.44) 14.1 (0.94)
2009 (July–December) 33.6 (0.83) 51.0 (0.93) 15.8 (0.68)
2010 (January–June) 34.3 (1.01) 50.8 (1.15) 15.3 (0.79)
2010 (July–December) 33.4 (1.01) 51.3 (1.16) 16.0 (0.79)
2011 (January–June) 28.9 (0.98) 55.7 (1.17) 16.1 (0.73)
2011 (July–December) 26.8 (0.99) 56.7 (1.21) 17.5 (0.78)
2012 (January–June) 26.2 (1.07) 57.2 (1.31) 17.7 (0.74)

 

1Includes persons without private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plan, or military plan. A person was also defined as uninsured if he or she had only Indian Health Service coverage or had only a private plan that paid for one type of service, such as accidents or dental care.

2Includes persons who had any comprehensive private insurance plan (including health maintenance and preferred provider organizations). These plans include those obtained through an employer, purchased directly, or purchased through local or community programs. Private coverage excludes plans that pay for only one type of service, such as accidents or dental care. A small number of persons were covered by both public and private plans and were included in both categories.

3Includes Medicaid, CHIP, state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plan, Medicare (disability), and military plans. A small number of persons were covered by both public and private plans and were included in both categories.

NOTES: The 2012 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from the National Health Interview Survey. The resulting estimates for persons without health insurance are generally 0.1–0.3 percentage points lower than those based on the editing procedures used for the final data files. Occasionally, due to decisions made for the final data editing and weighting, estimates based on preliminary editing procedures may differ by more than 0.3 percentage point from estimates based on final files. For comparison purposes, preliminary data from 2009–2011 are used. Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, January 2009–June 2012.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: This publication is a product of the NHIS Early Release Program. This table was produced by Whitney K. Kirzinger, Robin A. Cohen, and Renee M. Gindi of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics.

 

Table 2. Percentage of privately-insured adults aged 19–34 who were uninsured at some time in the past 12 months, by age group and 6-month interval: United States, January 2009–June 2012
  Age group
6-month interval 19–25 years 26–34 years
  Percent uninsured at some time in the past 12 months1 (standard error)
2009 (January–June)  9.9 (1.02) 7.5 (0.84)
2009 (July–December)  8.8 (0.68) 6.3 (0.51)
2010 (January–June)  9.9 (0.88) 6.3 (0.54)
2010 (July–December)  9.8 (0.83) 7.1 (0.59)
2011 (January–June) 13.1 (0.81) 8.0 (0.63)
2011 (July–December) 7.5 (0.66) 7.3 (0.56)
2012 (January–June) 6.9 (0.62) 8.2 (0.65)

 

1Based on the question "In the past 12 months, was there any time when [person] did not have any health insurance or coverage?"

NOTES: Private coverage is any comprehensive private insurance plan (including health maintenance and preferred provider organizations). These plans include those obtained through an employer, purchased directly, or purchased through local or community programs. Private coverage excludes plans that pay for only one type of service, such as accidents or dental care. The 2012 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from the National Health Interview Survey. The resulting estimates for persons without health insurance are generally 0.1–0.3 percentage points lower than those based on the editing procedures used for the final data files. Occasionally, due to decisions made for the final data editing and weighting, estimates based on preliminary editing procedures may differ by more than 0.3 percentage point from estimates based on final files. For comparison purposes, preliminary data from 2009–2011 are used. Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, January 2009–June 2012.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: This publication is a product of the NHIS Early Release Program. This table was produced by Whitney K. Kirzinger, Robin A. Cohen, and Renee M. Gindi of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics.

 

Table 3. Percent distribution of categories of policyholder, by year, among privately-insured young adults aged 19–25: United States, January 2009–June 2012
  Category of policyholder1
Year Policyholder is not in household Policyholder is someone living with young adult Policyholder is young adult Total
  Percent (standard error)
2009 16.2 (1.68) 41.2 (1.38) 42.6 (1.30) 100.0
2010 16.7 (1.23) 42.1 (1.12) 41.2 (1.01) 100.0
2011 22.7 (1.51) 45.7 (1.29) 31.6 (0.89) 100.0
2012 (January–June) 25.5 (2.31) 46.9 (1.98) 27.6 (1.23) 100.0

 

1Based on the question "Health insurance plans are usually obtained in one person's name even if other family members are covered. That person is called the policyholder. In whose name is this plan?" The answer categories "In own name," "Someone else in family," and "Person not in household" are mutually exclusive.

NOTES: Private coverage is any comprehensive private insurance plan (including health maintenance and preferred provider organizations). These plans include those obtained through an employer, purchased directly, or purchased through local or community programs. Private coverage excludes plans that pay for only one type of service, such as accidents or dental care. The 2012 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from the National Health Interview Survey. The resulting estimates for persons without health insurance are generally 0.1–0.3 percentage points lower than those based on the editing procedures used for the final data files. Occasionally, due to decisions made for the final data editing and weighting, estimates based on preliminary editing procedures may differ by more than 0.3 percentage point from estimates based on final files. For comparison purposes, preliminary data from 2009–2011 are used. Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. The estimates for 2012 are based on data collected from January through June.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, January 2009–June 2012.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: This publication is a product of the NHIS Early Release Program. This table was produced by Whitney K. Kirzinger, Robin A. Cohen, and Renee M. Gindi of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics.

 

Table 4. Percent distribution of policyholder and source of coverage, by age group and year, among privately-insured adults aged 19–34: United States, January 2009–June 2012
Age group, policyholder1, and source of coverage Year
2009 2010 2011 2012 (January–June)
  Percent (standard error)
19–25 years        
    Policyholder1, employer-based2 35.4 (1.20) 33.2 (0.91) 26.9 (0.77) 23.2 (1.24)
    Policyholder1, directly purchased3 7.4 (0.65) 8.2 (0.58) 4.9 (0.38) 4.8 (0.56)
    Not policyholder1, employer-based2 51.6 (1.32) 52.8 (0.99) 63.3 (0.99) 67.6 (1.26)
    Not policyholder1, directly purchased3 5.6 (0.53) 5.8 (0.47) 4.9 (0.44) 4.5 (0.58)
    Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
26–34 years        
    Policyholder1, employer-based2 67.0 (0.64) 65.7 (0.65) 66.7 (0.57) 65.0 (0.78)
    Policyholder1, directly purchased3 5.4 (0.37) 6.3 (0.38) 6.5 (0.41) 6.3 (0.50)
    Not policyholder1, employer-based2 26.1 (0.68) 26.2 (0.54) 25.0 (0.50) 27.0 (0.64)
    Not policyholder1, directly purchased3 1.5 (0.19) 1.8 (0.22) 1.9 (0.19) 1.7 (0.26)
    Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

 

1Based on the question "Health insurance plans are usually obtained in one person's name even if other family members are covered. That person is called the policyholder. In whose name is this plan?" The answer categories "In own name," "Someone else in family," and "Person not in household" are mutually exclusive.

2Based on the question "Which one of these categories best describes how this plan was obtained?" Respondents are considered to have employment-based coverage if they obtain coverage through employer, through union, or through the workplace.

3Refers to private insurance that was originally obtained through direct purchase or through other means not related to employment.

NOTES: Private coverage is any comprehensive private insurance plan (including health maintenance and preferred provider organizations). These plans include those obtained through an employer, purchased directly, or purchased through local or community programs. Private coverage excludes plans that pay for only one type of service, such as accidents or dental care. The 2012 health insurance estimates are being released prior to final data editing and final weighting, to provide access to the most recent information from the National Health Interview Survey. The resulting estimates for persons without health insurance are generally 0.1–0.3 percentage points lower than those based on the editing procedures used for the final data files. Occasionally, due to decisions made for the final data editing and weighting, estimates based on preliminary editing procedures may differ by more than 0.3 percentage points from estimates based on final files. For comparison purposes, preliminary data from 2009–2011 are used. Data are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population. The estimates for 2012 are based on data collected from January through June.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, January 2009–June 2012.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: This publication is a product of the NHIS Early Release Program. This table was produced by Whitney K. Kirzinger, Robin A. Cohen, and Renee M. Gindi of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics.

 

 
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