This is the Health insurance dataset for the civilian noninstitutionalized population coverage under age 65 in the United States and Puerto Rico. Data for 2009 use Census 2000 population controls, and data for 2010 and beyond use Census 2010 population controls. Questions on health insurance coverage ask about current coverage as of the day of American Community Survey (ACS) interview. Persons were considered uninsured if they were not covered by private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Medical Assistance, Tricare or other military healthcare, veteran’s coverage through the Veteran’s Administration, or other government coverage.
Between 2009 and 2016, the percentage of children under age 18 who were uninsured decreased from 8.5% to 4.4%. The percentage of adults aged 18–64 who were uninsured decreased from 20.6% in 2009 to 12.0% in 2016. People with Indian Health Service coverage only are considered uninsured by ACS. Standard errors were computed with replicate weights using 80 Balanced Repeated Replicate (BRR) weights with a Fay-modified BRR adjustment factor of 0.5. The data type used for this dataset is percentage.