Uninsured Rate and Age

Uninsured Rate And Age
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How does the uninsured rate vary by age in the United States?

Age is a critical element in determining a person's eligibility for public insurance, which in large part explains the differences in uninsured rates for different age ranges. For example, Americans over 65 are eligible for Medicare. Children from low-income families, depending on the state, may be eligible for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a public means-tested program like Medicaid. 

About the Data

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates, Table B27010. LiveStories calculated the percentages.

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