INSURANCE COVERAGE TRENDS (PERCENTAGES) FOR CHILDREN (TABLE 2.1) AND ADULTS (TABLE 2.2)

TABLE 2.1 Trends in Health Insurance Coverage Among Children, Ages 0-17, United States, 1987-1995 (percent)

Children's Health Insurance Source

Percent

 

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

Total private

73.2

73.0

73.1

70.6

69.2

68.7

67.4

65.6

66.1

Employer-based

66.7

66.5

65.8

64.0

62.7

62.0

59.5

58.1

58.6

Self-pay

6.5

6.5

7.3

6.6

6.5

6.7

7.9

7.5

7.5

Total public

19.3

19.5

19.5

22.2

24.2

25.2

26.8

26.3

26.4

Medicaid

15.5

15.9

16.0

18.9

20.8

22.0

23.9

22.9

23.2

Military health carea

4.0

3.8

3.6

3.6

3.6

3.5

3.3

3.8

3.2

Medicare

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.3

0.4

Uninsured

13.1

13.3

13.6

13.2

12.9

12.7

13.7

14.2

13.8

Total

105.6

105.8

106.2

106.0

106.3

106.6

107.9

106.1

106.3

NOTES: Columns do not add to 100 percent because individuals may receive coverage from more than one source during 1 year.

a Military health care also includes the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services and health care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

SOURCE: EBRI, 1997. Estimates are based on data from the March 1988-1996 Current Population Survey, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.

TABLE 2.2 Trends in Health Insurance Coverage among Adults, Ages 18-64, United States, 1987-1995 (percent)

Adults' Health Insurance Source

Percent

 

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

Total private

77.1

76.2

76.2

74.8

73.8

72.3

72.4

73.1

72.7

Employer-based

70.4

70.1

69.8

68.3

67.8

65.9

65.4

66.1

66.1

Self-pay

6.7

6.2

6.3

6.4

5.9

6.4

7.0

7.0

6.6

Total public

10.7

10.6

10.4

11.1

11.7

11.9

12.3

12.8

12.2

Medicaid

5.6

5.6

5.7

6.4

7.0

7.3

7.8

7.9

7.8

Military health careª

4.6

4.4

4.1

4.2

4.0

3.8

3.8

4.3

3.7

Medicare

2.1

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.3

1.8

2.0

Uninsured

15.6

16.4

16.6

17.4

17.8

18.9

18.8

18.5

19.0

Total

103.4

103.2

103.2

103.3

103.3

103.1

103.5

104.4

103.9

Table 2.2 Trends in Health Insurance Coverage among Adults, Ages 18-64, United States, 1987-1995

NOTES: Columns do not add to 100 percent because individuals may receive coverage from more than one source during 1 year.

a Military health care also includes the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services and health care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

SOURCE: EBRI (1997). Estimates are based on data from the March 1987-1996 Current Population Survey, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.



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