CDC releases new data on health care coverage in 2016
CDC Releases New Data on Health Care Coverage in 2016: The 2016 National Health Interview Survey has been released.
The study, which will be released later today, found that, among the population of the United States, those aged 16 and older, the uninsured rate was 2.7%, while those without health insurance were 15.1%.
This is a marked decrease from 2015, when the uninsured rates were 5.9%.
Among all ages, the number of uninsured persons was higher among persons aged 15-24 than among persons over the age of 65.
Among the uninsured, the rates were higher among non-Hispanic whites and black persons than among nonwhite persons.
Among persons without health coverage, the rate was higher for persons of all races, including those who reported being white or non-white.
Among uninsured persons aged 16-24, there were 6.9 million uninsured persons.
For persons aged 65 and older the number was 5.1 million.
Among those with health coverage among the uninsured persons, the percentage of uninsured was 14.3%, while the percentage with health insurance was 7.2%.
Among persons with health care insurance, the share who reported having no health insurance in 2016 was 14% (12.7 million).
Among the non-institutionalized, the noninstitutional population comprised 6.4 million persons (15.4% of the total population).
For the noninsured, the uninsurance rate was 15.7%.
Among the insured, the percentages of uninsured, uninsured with health plan, and insured with health plans were 11.3% for persons with no health coverage and 15.2% for insured persons with at least one health insurance policy.
Among adults, the unemployment rate was 4.9%, and the rate for persons without a job was 9.4%.
The uninsured rate among adults aged 16 to 24 was 8.6%, while for persons aged 25 to 54 it was 6.6%.
For persons 65 and over, the unemployed rate was 8%.
The unemployment rate among persons 65 or older was 10.3%.
Among youth, the percent who had never been employed was 4%, and there was a significant decrease among persons of color, especially Hispanic and Native American youth.
The unemployment rates among youth were 9.6% for Hispanics and 9.9% for Native Americans.
Among youth aged 15 to 24, unemployment rates were 8.2%, among youth aged 25-54, 8.3%; among youth ages 55 to 64, 8%; and among youth under age 30, 6.5%.
Among those aged 15 and older in 2016, the jobless rate was 6% (11.9%).
The unemployment and underemployment rates for people who did not have a job were 4.1% for young adults aged 15 – 24 and 6.8% for those aged 25 – 54.
Among employed people, those who had been unemployed for at least 30 days at any point in the previous 12 months were more likely to be unemployed than those who were unemployed for no more than 1 day.
The rate for employed persons was 8% for non-farm payroll jobs, 9.3 percentage points higher for private sector jobs and 8.7 percentage points above for the nonfarm payroll.
Among employees, those with at most two years of employment had the highest unemployment rate, at 10.9%; among employees with at all 3 years, the highest rate was 9%.
The unemployed rate for those who worked part time was 6%.
Among employed adults, those without a paid job had the lowest unemployment rate (8%), and the unemployment rates for those with paid work were 6% and 5.3, respectively.
Among non-elderly, the average weekly earnings were $11,965 in 2016.
Among college graduates, the median earnings were approximately $34,600 in 2016 and were higher for those graduating from public colleges and universities ($50,400), private colleges ($44,800), and four-year colleges ($42,000).
Among those age 16 to 64 with at-risk household assets, the poverty rate was 24.2%; among those aged 65 or over, it was 25.8%.
The number of adults living in poverty, as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was 3.7% in 2016; among persons age 16-64, this was 5%.
Among nonwhites, the proportion of adults with income below the poverty line was 22.4%, while among blacks, it stood at 29.3%: blacks are more likely than whites to live in poverty.
Among children, the prevalence of poverty in 2016 is higher among Hispanic children than white children and lower among black children than among white children.
Among youths aged 15 through 24, poverty rates were lower for youths aged 25 through 54 and were similar among those between ages 55 and 64.
Among teenagers aged 15 thru 24, the age group most likely to experience poverty is the highest for those ages 15 to 19. Among 16