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US adults who had or tried to buy insurance by health and income 2010 & 2016

This survey displays the percentage of adults who had or tried to buy health insurance in the U.S. as of 2010 and 2016, by health and income (federal poverty level status). According to the survey conducted, 60 percent of respondents in total found it very difficult or impossible to find a affordable coverage in 2010, while this percentage was reduced to 34 percent in 2016.

Percentage of U.S. adults who had or tried to buy health insurance as of 2010 and 2016, by health and income*

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Source

Release date

2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 12 to November 20, 2016

Number of respondents

6,005 respondents

Age group

19-64 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Note: FPL refers to federal poverty level.
* Bought in the past three years.
** Respondent rated their health status as fair or poor, or has any of the following chronic conditions: hypertension or high blood pressure; heart disease, including heart attack; diabetes; asthma; emphysema, or lung disease; high cholesterol. Among those who ever tried buying health insurance on their own in the past three years.

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