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Distribution of the U.S. population with health insurance from 2011 to 2017, by coverage type*

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Distribution of U.S. population with health insurance 2011-2017, by coverage This statistic illustrates the distribution of the US population with health insurance from 2011 to 2017, by coverage type. In 2011, some 15.7 percent of the U.S. population had no health insurance. This share had decreased to under nine percent by 2017.
U.S. population with health insurance

In 2017, over half of the U.S. population had health insurance coverage through their place of employment, some 56 percent. Approximately 38 percent had coverage through some form of government plan in the same year.

The United States spent approximately 9,500 U.S. dollars per capita in 2015 while in comparison, Canadian citizens expended some 4,600 U.S. dollars per capita in the same year. In 2010, 16 percent of the U.S. population had no health care coverage however this value had decreased to around nine percent by 2017. A large portion of those without health insurance are between 19 and 25 years of age. About 15 percent of 19 to 25 year olds in the United States did not have health insurance in 2017, while the percentage was at around 11 percent among all persons aged under 65 years.
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This statistic illustrates the distribution of the US population with health insurance from 2011 to 2017, by coverage type. In 2011, some 15.7 percent of the U.S. population had no health insurance. This share had decreased to under nine percent by 2017.
U.S. population with health insurance

In 2017, over half of the U.S. population had health insurance coverage through their place of employment, some 56 percent. Approximately 38 percent had coverage through some form of government plan in the same year.

The United States spent approximately 9,500 U.S. dollars per capita in 2015 while in comparison, Canadian citizens expended some 4,600 U.S. dollars per capita in the same year. In 2010, 16 percent of the U.S. population had no health care coverage however this value had decreased to around nine percent by 2017. A large portion of those without health insurance are between 19 and 25 years of age. About 15 percent of 19 to 25 year olds in the United States did not have health insurance in 2017, while the percentage was at around 11 percent among all persons aged under 65 years.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2011 to 2017
Supplementary notes
* The estimates by type of coverage are not mutually exclusive; people can be covered by more than one type of health insurance during the year. 2011 and 2012 figures were added from previous reports.
** Military health care includes Tricare and CHAMPVA (Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veteran Affairs), as well as care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the military.
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