CHA News Article

Census Bureau Releases Data on U.S. Health Insurance Coverage in 2016
Includes California-specific information

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a report on health insurance coverage in the United States, using data collected in the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements and the American Community Survey from 2014-17. According to the report, the uninsured rate dropped from 9.1 percent to 8.8 percent between 2015 and 2016. During the same time period, the percentage of people without health insurance coverage dropped for most ages under 65, with generally larger decreases for working-age adults (aged 19 to 64). In California, less than 8 percent of the population was without health care insurance in 2016.