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.