Uninsured Rate and Age
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.