Adults without insurance grew from 13.7 to 15.5 percent from 2000 to 2008. Although the percentage uninsured adults did not change from 2007 to 2008, adults continue to lose job-based coverage.
Bucking the trend, the number of uninsured children dropped from 11% to 9.9% because many children are eligible for SCHIP and Medicaid programs not available to adults.
- Analysis of Health Insurance Census Data by the Kaiser Family Health Foundation.
- Health Insurance Coverage of Children under 18, by State, 2007-2008 Calculations Georgetown University, Health Policy Institute (9/29/09)