Section 2: Health Insurance Enrollment
Exhibit 2.1: Trends in Health Coverage for the Nonelderly Population, 2002 and 2003
The percent of the nonelderly population without insurance rose from 17.3% in 2002 to 17.7% in 2003 (or 44.7 million uninsured), an increase of 1.4 million over 2002. The proportion of Americans with employer-based insurance declined from 63.3% in 2002 to 61.9% in 2003.
Notes: Medicaid/Other Public includes the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, other state programs, Medicare, and military-related coverage. Medicare and military coverage represent 2% of health coverage among the nonelderly.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Insurance Coverage in America, 2003 Data Update, November 2004, Table 1, p.28, at http://www.kff.org/uninsured/7153.cfm, prepared by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, and the Urban Institute using data from the Census Bureau’s March Supplements to the Current Population Survey.
Trends and Indicators in the Changing Health Care Marketplace
Information provided by the Health Care Marketplace Project.
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Information Updated: 02/02/05