HealthDay News — In 2022, 8.4 percent of people of all ages in the United States were uninsured, which was a reduction from 9.2 percent in 2021, according to early estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2022, released by the National Center for Health Statistics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D., and Amy E. Cha, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the National Center for Health Statistics used data from the National Health Interview Survey to present health insurance coverage estimates for 2022 and selected trends from 2019 to 2022.
The researchers found that at the time of the interview, 27.6 million people of all ages (8.4 percent) were uninsured. This marked a decrease from 2021, when 30.0 million people of all ages (9.2 percent) were uninsured. In 2022, 12.2 percent of adults aged 18 to 64 years were uninsured, while 22.0 and 67.8 percent had public coverage and private health insurance coverage, respectively. Among children aged 0 to 17 years, 4.2, 43.7, and 54.3 percent were uninsured, had public coverage, and had private health insurance coverage, respectively.
From 2019 to 2022, the percentage of non-Hispanic White adults aged 18 to 64 years who were uninsured decreased from 10.5 to 7.4 percent. During the same period, the percentage of people younger than 65 years with exchange-based coverage increased from 3.7 to 4.3 percent.