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Section 2: Health Insurance Enrollment

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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.

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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.

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Trends and Indicators in the Changing Health Care Marketplace
Information provided by the Health Care Marketplace Project.
Publication Number: 7031
Information Updated: 02/02/05