Many Young People Lack Health Coverage
The good news? The number of young adults without health care coverage in the United States has declined significantly over the past few years, according to a new government report released Tuesday.
Not-so-good are the findings that: 45.5 million people, 14.7 percent of the American population, still don’t have health care coverage, and 4.9 million kids under the age of 18 also lack health insurance.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics used data on 108,131 people contacted for the 2012 National Health Interview Survey to compile the latest profile on health insurance coverage.