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Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2007

For those who are into statistics, the CDC just released data on the insured and uninsured in 2007. Click here to see the report.

One highlight:
“Almost one-third of children (32.7%) were covered by a public plan, compared with 12.3% of adults 18-64 years.”

Also this graph:

Percentage with health insurance, by coverage type and percentage
uninsured at the time of interview for near poor children under 18 years of age: United States, 1997-2007

Notice how private insurance is getting out of the business of insuring children. Now the majority of children are insured by public insurance plans.

Gil

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June 27, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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