INSURANCE COVERAGE TRENDS (MILLIONS) FOR CHILDREN (TABLE 2.3) AND FOR ADULTS (TABLE 2.4)

TABLE 2.3 Trends in Health Insurance Coverage by Actual Numbers Among Children, Ages 0-17 United States, 1987-1995

 

Number (in millions)

Health Insurance Source

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

Total private

47.3

47.5

48.1

46.9

46.6

47.2

47.0

46.3

47.0

Employer-based

43.1

43.2

43.3

42.5

42.2

42.6

41.5

41.0

41.7

Self-pay

4.2

4.2

4.8

4.4

4.3

4.6

5.5

5.3

5.4

Total public

12.4

12.6

12.8

14.8

16.3

17.3

18.7

18.6

18.8

Medicaid

10.0

10.3

10.5

12.5

14.0

15.1

16.7

16.1

16.5

Military health carea

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.7

2.3

Medicareb

0.1

0.1

0.0

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.0

0.2

0.3

Uninsured

8.5

8.7

8.9

8.8

8.7

8.7

9.6

10.0

9.8

Total, children 0-17

64.6

65.0

65.8

66.4

67.4

68.7

69.8

70.5

71.1

NOTE: Columns may not add to totals because individuals may receive coverage from more than one source during 1 year.

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

b For Medicare, numbers for some years round to less than 0.1 million, and are indicated by "0.0." 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 2.4 Trends in Health Insurance Coverage Among Adults, Ages 18-64, United States, 1987-1995 (Millions)

 

Number (in millions)

Health Insurance Source

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

Total private

115.6

115.5

116.3

115.3

114.8

113.4

114.6

116.5

116.9

Employer-based

105.5

106.2

106.6

105.3

105.5

103.4

103.4

105.3

106.2

Self-pay

10.1

9.3

9.7

9.9

9.3

10.0

11.1

11.2

10.6

Total public

16.1

16.1

15.9

17.1

18.1

18.7

19.4

20.4

19.6

Medicaid

8.4

8.6

8.7

9.9

10.8

11.4

12.3

12.6

12.5

Military health carea

6.9

6.6

6.3

6.4

6.2

6.0

6.0

6.9

5.9

Medicareb

3.1

3.1

3.2

3.4

3.5

3.8

3.7

2.9

3.2

Uninsured

23.3

24.9

25.3

26.8

27.7

29.6

29.8

29.4

30.5

Total, adults 18-64

149.9

151.5

152.7

154.2

155.5

156.8

158.3

159.4

160.7

NOTE: Columns may not add to totals because individuals may receive coverage from more than one source during 1 year.

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

b For Medicare, numbers for some years round to less than 0.1 million, and are indicated by "0.0." 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.



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